Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia’s seventh straight win

Philadelphia has put the cruiser rhythm on. After a start to the season with lights and shadows, the boys of Doc Rivers added their seventh consecutive victory last night in Houston, which places them in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 23-16.

It was an easy game for Pennsylvania. Supported by a Joel Embiid who went up to 31 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 26 minutes, the 76ers had no problems beating the Rockets. In the second quarter they were up 20 points. From that moment they handled the rent without problems and even shot it up to 27 points.

“Just before this streak started, I said this team was about to get going. You could feel it. Our guys finally found a way to play no matter who is on the court. It’s also good that our best player is dominating the game right now, ”says the Sixers head coach of Embiid.

The truth is that the center live a great moment of form. In Philadelphia’s winning streak he has never gone below 30 points and last night he was great on the shot with a 9 of 16 from the field and an immaculate 13 of 13 from the free throw line. At that level everything becomes easier for some 76ers who also have other added values. Against Houston, up to five teammates were in double-digit scoring, highlighting Tobias Harris’ 13 points and the double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds that Andre Drummond contributed from the bench.

Silas talks about inexperience

It’s been a tough season in Houston. Although they had a good winning streak, that one seems very far after the last games in which they have not even been able to compete. Stephen Silas believes that inexperience is not helping them either. “Their size was obviously a problem, but our decision making was not good either. We lost balls and made a lot of mistakes when we were young, ”says the head coach of the Texas team.

On an individual level, both Christian Wood and rookie Jalen Green had 14 points. Kevin Porter Jr., meanwhile, was expelled five minutes from the end when a foul he committed on Charlie Brown Jr. was designated as flagrant type two.

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