Juancho Hernangómez collides with the return of Joel Embiid and the Sixers recover their crown. The pivot returns after 10 games of absence and launches the Sixers who return to the head of the East.
Joel Embiid couldn’t hide his satisfaction after returning to the court after a 10-game absence and helping the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves ( 122-113 ). A victory that allows Doc Rivers’ team to regain the Eastern crown after tying the best record in the conference, held by the Brooklyn Nets.
Towns’ sterile display
The Cameroonian center proved not to have lost form during his injury and finished with 24 points and eight rebounds after starring in a high – altitude duel against Karl-Anthony Towns , who was the best Wolves player, with 39 points and 14 sacks under the basket . A confrontation between two of the best interiors in the league and that left several moments of high tension between both players.
Despite the fact that the individual duel fell on the side of the Wolves player of Dominican origin, the game was for a Sixers who proved to have more wardrobe depth than their rival. A duel in which the differences between the best team in the East (tied with the Nets) and the franchise with the worst record in the NBA (12-38) were seen.
Embiid enlisted the help of Tobias Harris , who was the Sixers’ leading scorer with 32 points and five rebounds , while Ben Simmons had 14 points, eight sacks under the basket and six assists for a team that had up to five players with doubles. annotation digits.
On the part of the Wolves, who did not have Ricky Rubio for the second consecutive game due to back problems, Anthony Edwards’ game also stood out with 27 points , while the Spanish Juancho Hernangómez was left blank in the two minutes he was on the court .