Joel Embiid Dances As Sixers Win Third Straight Beating Denver 97-92 [VIDEO] - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Joel Embiid Dances As Sixers Win Third Straight Beating Denver 97-92 [VIDEO]
Joel Embiid Dances As Sixers Win Third Straight Beating Denver 97-92 [VIDEO] Full view

76's Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid Dances As Sixers Win Third Straight Beating Denver 97-92 [VIDEO]

Joel Embiid got the crowd going during the 76ers 97-92 victory over the Nuggets at home on Tuesday. After getting fouled, Embiid fell forward and made a no-look finger roll with his back to the basket. Feeling himself, he strolled over to near center court and gave a little “shimmy” as he egged on the crowd.

Embiid has been known to have a big personality with various ways of celebrating that get the fans pumped up. Prior to Tuesday’s game, Embiid’s outgoing personality had been somewhat quiet this season. When asked about it Embiid responded in a serious tone, “I haven’t done it enough all season. I have not been having fun like usually. just mainly because I am still trying to figure it out, make it work and all that stuff.”

SLIDESHOW: 50 GREAT SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019

The Cameroonian-born center finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes. With 15.3 seconds remaining Embiid hit two clutch free throws to put the Sixers up by five. Tobias Harris chipped in with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Sixers have now won three straight and are 13-0 at home.

Embiid’s numbers have taken a dip since last year when he averaged 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 blocks per game, but Philly is also working new players into their lineup after adding starters Josh Richardson and Al Horford in the offseason.

“It goes back with me being mature and one of the biggest parts of my game is having fun and by having fun means talking trash, but that part has kind of been cut so I just need to be myself and I guess do whatever I want. Because when I am having fun, I dominate. But this year, I don’t know, I could probably count on one hand how many times I have done it,” Embiid said.

After the game on Inside the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t shy about his opinion of Embiid. “We’re telling you, ‘You can be great. You ain’t playing hard enough.’ Twenty-two ain’t enough to get you to the next level. Do you want to be great or do you want to be good? If you want to be good, keep doing 22 points. You want to be great, give me 28, give me 30. You want to be great, watch Giannis — he wants to be great.”

Denver, on the other hand, is trying to figure out their best rotation. With last year’s draft pick, Michael Porter Jr. finally healthy the Nuggets are trying to figure out his role. Tuesday, their swingman Will Barton lead the team with 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. His contribution wasn’t enough to win, however, following the loss of starting point guard Jamal Murray to injury. Murray left the game with seven minutes left in the first quarter after colliding with Ben Simmons. Nikola Jokic had a nice all around game with 15 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, but he needs to do more for this team consistently.

The Nuggets have now lost three straight and five of their last six.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Frank DeLorenzo

Latest News

Chiefs Resign Travis Kelce, Bills Re-Up Dion Dawkins In Preparation For Super Bowl Runs

Chiefs Resign Travis Kelce, Bills Re-Up Dion Dawkins In Preparation For Super Bowl Runs

On Thursday, two AFC contenders the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills announced contract extensions for one of their…

Spurs Out Of The NBA Playoffs For First Time In 23 Seasons

Spurs Out Of The NBA Playoffs For First Time In 23 Seasons

In a run of consistency in excellence that can only be compared to the greatest sports dynasties like the Brady’s…

Big 12 Plans To Move Forward With Fall Football

Big 12 Plans To Move Forward With Fall Football

On Wednesday, the Big-12 announced its intention to go forward with football in the fall after a board of governors…

Joe Kelly Cirticizes Astros Handling Of Cheating Scandal: ‘Everyone Knows They’re Cheaters’

Joe Kelly Cirticizes Astros Handling Of Cheating Scandal: ‘Everyone Knows They’re Cheaters’

Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly earned himself an eight-game suspension last week for causing the benches to clear during a Dodgers-Astros…

Giannis Antetokounmpo Suspended For Last Seeding Game For Headbutting Moritz Wagner

Giannis Antetokounmpo Suspended For Last Seeding Game For Headbutting Moritz Wagner

During Tuesday’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Washington Wizards Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly incensed by something hauled off and…

FC Dallas & Nashville SC MLS Players Booed For Kneeling During Anthem In Texas

FC Dallas & Nashville SC MLS Players Booed For Kneeling During Anthem In Texas

During Wednesday’s game between FC Dallas and Nashville SC in Frisco, Texas, players were booed by fans in attendance when…

Deion Sanders Announces Move To Barstool

Deion Sanders Announces Move To Barstool

After leaving the NFL Network earlier this year, NFL legend Deion Sanders announced on Barstool Sports’ flagship podcast Pardon My Take on Wednesday…

Suspensions Levied Against Ramón Laureano & Astros After Brawl

Suspensions Levied Against Ramón Laureano & Astros After Brawl

Following a brawl during Sunday’s game between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros, the MLB brought down the hammer on…

Blue Jays Win First Home Game Of MLB Restart – In Buffalo

Blue Jays Win First Home Game Of MLB Restart – In Buffalo

After three weeks of play in the MLB’s return, the Blue Jays were finally able to play a home game…

College Footbal Players Unite In An Attempt To Get A CFB Season

College Footbal Players Unite In An Attempt To Get A CFB Season

In a coalition led by Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a group of players took to Twitter to call for a…

Bengals $42 Million Cornerback Trae Waynes Out 2 Months With Pectoral Injury

Bengals $42 Million Cornerback Trae Waynes Out 2 Months With Pectoral Injury

During practice on Monday, Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes who was signed by the Bengals this offseason on a three year $42…

MLB Considering A Bubble For 16-Team Playoffs

MLB Considering A Bubble For 16-Team Playoffs

In what seems like the only way to have professional sports in a post-COVID world, the MLB is considering using…