There have been many different types of games in the first round of NBA playoffs. Some series are very competitive, while others are completely lopsided. One of those one-sided matches has been the series between the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Brooklyn Nets. The 76ers are poised to sweep the Nets, led by Joel Embiid. James Harden. Philly has won all three of the games so far, and is a dominant force. The 76ers’ star Joel Embiid is reportedly sitting out Game 4 ahead of the match.
Embiid’s absence from Game 4 was attributed to a right knee sprain. In Game 3, the MVP candidate was a constant walker on court. The star forward, however, claimed that he was fine following the game. Details of Embiid’s niggle are still unknown. There are speculations about the cause of the injury. Some believe that it was caused by his altercation against the Nets Center, Nic Claxton.
Embiid’s absence should not be a big deal, even though he is a crucial player for Philadelphia. The 76ers played well and won games in his absence before. The 76ers would still have a good series lead if they lost Game 4. Embiid’s absence isn’t all bad for the team. The Philadelphia 76ers can look forward to sweeping Brooklyn Nets with James Harden in top form.
How will the future look for Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers and their fans?
The 76ers have a good chance of making it to the Western Conference Semi Finals. They must now prepare for their next opponent. The NBA Playoffs Bracket indicates that the Boston Celtics is the most likely opponent. The Celtics have been a difficult team for Embiid and Co. before. In the four games played by both teams this season, the 2021-22 runners-ups have a 3-1 record against Philadelphia.
The Celtics are not an easy team to beat. The 76ers will have to play their best game to beat Boston, with Jayson Taum consistently putting up impressive numbers. The Celtics are determined to redeem themselves after losing the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors in 2017. Joel Embiid, on the other hand would not have anything less in mind.
It is obvious that the MVP candidate’s physical fitness will be of great importance to his team. Philadelphia will get at least one week to prepare for the conference semifinals if they win Game 4. Embiid will have enough time to rest and prepare for the Boston Celtics. Celtics currently lead 2-1 against Atlanta Hawks in the first round of their series and are considered favorites. A 76ers-Celtics matchup would be a fascinating series, to say nothing of it.