SOURCE – The Sixers’ center finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, a blocked shot and several crushed souls. Even hacking him hasn’t worked. He went to the free-throw line 16 times. He has shot 31 times free throws in two games, accounting for 26 points there alone. He has totaled 79 points, 22 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks.
Capela spoke French to him, hoping that would throw him off his game. It didn’t work. Maybe try something more intimidating next time.
Once the French are involved you surrender right? You can’t speak the language of the submissive and think there’s a shot. Embiid had this guy so flustered he started talking in tongues like he was in stigmata. When Joel Embiid does this to you in the first two games it only makes sense: 79 points, 22 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks while shooting 26/31 from the line. Dominant in French is spelled exactly like Dominant in English.
Spoiler alert for Clint Capela: you can’t stop Joel Embiid, you can only hope to contain him. Well he broke containment.
It’s cool though I bet Joel Embiid will take his foot off the gas now that the MVP race is over. He’s known to be only worried about his success and not the teams. He probably saw the Nets blowout the Bucks by 50 and decided to rehab the knee and get ready for next season. Or maybe not.