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‘Everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that’s not who he’s anymore’


Michael Scotto: Joel Embiid on James Harden: “Obviously, I’m sure since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that’s not who he is anymore. He’s more of a playmaker. I thought, at times, as with all of us, could’ve been more aggressive.”
Source: Twitter @MikeAScotto

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Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
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Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Column: The James Harden dilemma si.com/nba/2022/05/13…1:46 AM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Joel Embiid: “I’m sure since we got him everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that’s not who he is anymore. He’s more of a playmaker.”
In different phrases, if Embiid was the Philly GM, Harden shouldn’t choose out of his final yr considering he’ll get a full max deal. – 1:25 AM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Yall could make all the same old excuses for Harden that you really want — age or hammy or no matter — however the variety of performs he merely didn’t hustle again on protection in a Game 6 is inexcusable. If that’s the most effective he can do b/c of a bodily limitation, he shouldve been on the bench – 12:57 AM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
So who nonetheless thinks Harden becoming a member of Embiid was a good suggestion? – 12:26 AM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
So why did James Harden solely take 2 pictures within the 2nd half? He defined his lack of aggression. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/13/jam… through @SixersWire12:13 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: After one more postseason flameout for each the 76ers and their level guard, Philadelphia enters the offseason with a James Harden downside. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…11:54 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid remains to be confused at how Philadelphia let Jimmy Butler go within the 2019 offseason #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/12/joe… through @SixersWire11:52 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Joel Embiid on enjoying 44 minutes with the orbital fracture and torn thumb ligament: “I tried to be on the floor really the whole game. I didn’t really want to take any breaks (with the) season on the line, so I just wanted to do whatever I could and not regret anything.” – 11:44 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Points by former Nets in the present day dealing with elimination
– James Harden: 11
Spencer Dinwiddie: 12 (by means of 3 quarters) – 11:31 PM

Lenn Robbins @LennRobbins
Hard to argue w @Denver Nuggets middle @jokiccenter successful #MVP I’d have voted for @Joel Embiid After watching the #76ers huge man intestine it out with a damaged orbital bone & torn thumb ligament, he needs to be the favorite subsequent season. It just isn’t simple for me to again a #philly athlete @NBA11:31 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler each say they need they had been nonetheless teammates after Heat get rid of 76ers
cbssports.com/nba/information/joel-…11:28 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler, “I still don’t know how we let him go.” #Sixers #MiamiHeat11:27 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Joel Embiid on James Harden: “Obviously, I’m sure since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that’s not who he is anymore. He’s more of a playmaker. I thought, at times, as with all of us, could’ve been more aggressive.” pic.twitter.com/DGf7cXqfoH11:15 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid mentioned his focus this summer season (apart from getting higher) is on appreciating what he has: “I got home two days ago and got the best award i can get — most valuable father” – 11:13 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid, requested whether or not they want extra robust, bodily gamers like Marcus Smart, Jrue Holiday, and so forth: “For sure.”
Embiid then went on for a few minutes singing the praises of PJ Tucker.
“Once you get to the later rounds, you need those guys.” – 11:13 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid says the staff may use a bodily, robust participant like P.J. Tucker. – 11:12 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid says the staff wants extra robust guys. He talked about the staff doesn’t have a P.J. Tucker and he would love a man like that in Philly. #Sixers11:12 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Embiid after Harden’s debut: “That was probably the most wide-open I’ve ever been in my career.”
Embiid tonight: “Everybody expected the Houston James Harden. But that’s not who he is anymore.”
Honeymoon interval over. pic.twitter.com/EIcdNagcR611:10 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid requested if he nonetheless believes within the teaching employees, says sure, and emphasizes which you could’t maintain pointing fingers at administration and coaches, typically the gamers merely should be higher – 11:08 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid, requested whether or not he nonetheless has religion within the entrance workplace and the teaching employees: “At some point you gotta stop looking at the coaches or the front office…the players also gotta do their jobs.” – 11:08 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid says he nonetheless has religion within the teaching employees and entrance workplace, however says in some unspecified time in the future you must take a look at the gamers and guys should do their jobs. – 11:08 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid: “At some point, you gotta stop looking at coaches and the front office. You gotta look at the players. Maybe we’re just not good enough.” He continued to go on about how the gamers should step up and provides extra on the ground. #Sixers11:07 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid on his relationship with Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers: pic.twitter.com/R2hmkrEn7711:07 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Both the Nets and 76ers wanted Ben Simmons this postseason greater than James Harden tbh – 11:05 PM

David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Not to pile on, however Harden may by no means play for the Tampa Bay Lightning. That franchise is so particular. No matter what occurs in sport 7. – 11:04 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Joel Embiid praised the play of Jimmy Butler. Then, Embiid mentioned, “I still don’t know how we let him go, but I wish I could’ve gone to battle with him still. But, it is what it is.” pic.twitter.com/3rb4Z3oYYv11:04 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid, requested about Tobias Harris’s psychological toughness feedback: “When you talk about a physicality standpoint, they dominated us on the glass. They got what they wanted.”
“I think that mental toughness could be a part of it, but definitely the physicality wasn’t there.” – 11:03 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid mentioned the 76ers weren’t robust sufficient on this collection. Said Miami’s physicality was an excessive amount of for Philly all through the collection. – 11:02 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid says he expects to have thumb surgical procedure however doesn’t appear like he wants it for the facial fracture: pic.twitter.com/2WAFi0o0bB11:01 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Joel Embiid says he’s positively getting surgical procedure on his thumb, and that they’re going to see what comes subsequent with the face (no surgical procedure, final time he heard). – 11:01 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid says he’s going to have to speak it by means of with everybody, however “the last time I checked I definitely needed surgery for the thumb.” – 11:01 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid says final time he was instructed he will certainly want surgical procedure for his thumb, and doesn’t suppose he wants surgical procedure for his face, however that he’s going to verify with the medical doctors now that the season is completed. – 11:00 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid: “My goal remains the same: to win it all.” Says he nonetheless believes that he can attain one other degree along with his personal private play. – 10:58 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid was requested about Jimmy Butler’s postgame feedback: “I still don’t know how we let him go.” – 10:58 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler: “I still don’t know how we let him go.” #Sixers10:57 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler, “I still don’t how we let him go.” #Sixers #MiamiHeat10:57 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
We now have a transparent winner from the James Harden/Ben Simmons commerce…the opposite 28 groups who weren’t concerned – 10:57 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid on the #Heat’s Jimmy Butler: ‘That’s my man.’ Later says ‘I still don’t know the way we let him go’ pic.twitter.com/ApfZJE9Bhj10:56 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid with lots of reward for Jimmy Butler, after which: “I still don’t know how we let him go” – 10:56 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“That’s my guy.. that’s my brother. It’s tough, but I’m so proud of him” – Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler #Sixers10:55 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid says the purpose was to win a championship, and it didn’t occur. Says shedding in any spherical is identical, and that it’s unlucky he couldn’t be wholesome for this collection. Says that it’s life. – 10:54 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers middle Joel Embiid on the staff’s Game 6 exhibiting: pic.twitter.com/FI12886w8k10:54 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Embiid says for probably the most half he believes the staff actually tried however they only weren’t ok #Sixers10:54 PM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
James Harden posted terrific numbers this yr. But is his prime formally over? – 10:51 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Man how a lot cash did James Harden price himself by not signing the extension with Brooklyn? – 10:51 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Hey, Philadelphia 76ers fan, how ya feeling about trashing on Ben Simmons now?
Good luck with paying Harden $250 million over the subsequent 5 years or shedding him and thus Simmons and different belongings for nada. – 10:40 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Thursday night time’s 99-90 victory in Philadelphia: sun-sentinel.com/sports activities/miami-h…
1. Taking cost in third quarter.
2. Another Jimmy Butler assertion sport.
3. Bam Adebayo handles Joel Embiid
4. Max Strus once more double-doubles.
5. 76ers lose Danny Green early. – 10:40 PM

Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Looked just like the Heat had been doing the identical type of flowing, suffocating protection to Harden like they did to Trae. – 10:39 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Sixers offseason preview: James Harden’s contract, Matisse Thybulle extension and extra.
hoopshype.com/lists/sixers-o…10:34 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
James Harden on his $47 million participant choice: “I’ll be here. Whatever allows this team to continue grow, get better and do the things necessary to compete at the highest level.”
Harden mentioned the ball didn’t get to him. Asked if Doc Rivers known as performs for him: “Next question.” pic.twitter.com/AisZhcfnC210:27 PM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Jimmy Butler has 32 factors in a detailed out sport. How many yall barked about me about him for years, clowning him over his offense (although he can change video games withOUT scoring which is a larger talent) whereas gawking over Harden? Where yall at?🤣 – 10:26 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I went deep on James Harden’s upcoming contract negotiations with the Sixers:
– How a lot is he truly price?
– Are there possible trades? Very few come to thoughts.
– Could Philly… simply… let him stroll? How may they exchange him?
cbssports.com/nba/information/james…10:19 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Would you pay Grayson Allen $60 million a yr?
Of course not.
But that’s precisely what any staff who pays James Harden the max can be doing.
Here’s why:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/information/ja…10:19 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I believe James Harden would’ve received a championship if he’d stayed in OKC.
I believe James Harden would’ve received a championship if he’d simply mounted his relationship with Chris Paul in Houston.
I believe James Harden would’ve received a championship if he’d waited out NYC’s vaccine mandate. – 10:18 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
James Harden on what’s forward: ‘It’ll be an excellent summer season for me to get my physique proper and be able to go for subsequent yr.’
I hope he does, however . . . – 10:11 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Asked if he’s prepared to take much less cash on an extension, James Harden mentioned “whatever it takes to make this team better.” – 10:06 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden: Asked if he’ll take lower than a max contract extension, he replied, ‘Whatever it takes.’ – 10:05 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Harden requested if he would take much less on an extension: “Whatever it takes to help this team continue to grow” – 10:04 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“We got a summer to be great individually and collectively” – James Harden #Sixers10:04 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Harden was requested if the plan was nonetheless to choose into the ultimate yr of his contract: “I’ll be here.”
Goes on to say he’ll do what it takes to make the staff higher. – 10:04 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Harden says the final two years have been robust for him health-wise. He appears ahead to having the summer season to recuperate and “get straight” earlier than coming again subsequent yr #Sixers10:03 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden: ‘I’ll be right here (subsequent season).’ – 10:03 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Harden on whether or not he’ll choose in: “I’ll be here.” Goes on to say he’ll do no matter it takes to win right here and make the staff nearly as good as it may possibly probably be – 10:03 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
James Harden was requested if he’ll choose on this offseason. Did not say sure however responded with, “I’ll be here.” – 10:03 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden on how the staff did this yr: pic.twitter.com/Iqtn3oryxa10:02 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
When requested about his contract choice, James Harden says he might be again in Philadelphia, and he’ll do no matter it takes to permit this staff to compete on the highest degree transferring ahead. – 10:02 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
James Harden says he’ll be right here subsequent yr…. mentions he needs to do what it takes to win a championship #Sixers10:02 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden on subsequent season: “I’ll be here.” #Sixers10:02 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
James Harden says he might be right here subsequent season. – 10:02 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
James Harden says it’s been an extended yr for him however his time with the #Sixers “has been great” – 10:01 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
James Harden requested why he wasn’t extra aggressive: “We ran our offense, the ball just didn’t get back to me.” – 10:01 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
James Harden, when requested why he solely took two pictures within the second half: “We ran our offense, and the ball didn’t get back to me.” – 10:01 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden on solely taking two pictures within the second half: pic.twitter.com/nfTPY3CMBt10:01 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“We run our offense.. the ball just didn’t get back to me” – James Harden when requested why he wasn’t extra aggressive tonight #Sixers10:01 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden on the two pictures he took within the 2nd half: “We moved the ball and it didn’t get back to me.” #Sixers10:01 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Harden on his lack of makes an attempt within the second half: “We run our offense, the ball just didn’t get back to me” – 10:01 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Ben Simmons and James Harden trying the identical variety of second half pictures in Philly’s final two elimination video games was the one method this might have ended. – 10:00 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Who received the Harden/Simmons commerce? – 10:00 PM

Quinton Mayo @ActualQuintonMayo
James Harden shot below 50% on layups and dunks (a minimal 300 makes an attempt) through the common season, per Second Spectrum monitoring.
The solely different participant was the New York Knicks’ RJ Barrett. – 9:58 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Everybody is aware of how a lot Daryl Morey loves James Harden however he has to decide this summer season primarily based on what his eyes have seen, not his coronary heart. Latching the remainder of Joel Embiid’s prime to an anvil of an extension for Harden wouldn’t simply be a mistake, it will be malpractice. – 9:57 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
In the curiosity of each equity and chaos, somebody must ask Doc if James Harden may be the beginning taking pictures guard on a championship staff. AK – 9:53 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
James Harden (and Walton) voted to Top 76 by dolts, however not Klay, Manu, Parker, Lanier, Issel or Bellamy!!!! – 9:53 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
these gamers outscored james harden in a playoff elimination sport 🫠 pic.twitter.com/sFKDSXiJHs9:52 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden enjoying with “no pressure” this playoffs:
— Lowest PPG since he was in OKC
— Lowest FGM since he was in OKC
— Lowest FTA since he was in OKC
— Lowest FG% since 2014 pic.twitter.com/sduURshBuj9:52 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Harden 0 for two and three TOs in second half (be glad your staff didn’t commerce for him final yr)…. Strus by no means had a double double in first 119 NBA video games. Now has that in two high-stakes video games in a row. – 9:51 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My trustworthy guess is that James Harden opts in and he and the Sixers resolve to determine issues out over the subsequent yr.
If he earns a brand new deal, he’ll get one. If not? I think about Morey seeks out Harris trades so he can attempt to reload with max cap house in 2023. – 9:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I wrote this for @spotrac earlier than James Harden was traded to Philadelphia. But all of it holds true when you swap the Nets for the Sixers. The numbers have up to date barely with an elevated cap projection, however not sufficient to essentially matter. Still a TON of $$:
spotrac.com/analysis/nba/t…9:50 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
James Harden missed a floater with 8:54 left within the first quarter — the Danny Green harm play. That was the final 2-pointer that Harden took for the remainder of the elimination sport. – 9:48 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden is 1-8 in his final 9 elimination video games. pic.twitter.com/cyUaWKBxr79:46 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
If James Harden opts in to his $47.367M participant choice, the one participant within the league who will make greater than him subsequent season is Steph Curry ($48.070M) – 9:45 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
James Harden’s contract negotiations are going to be a tough endeavor.
I laid out the choices, talked to @kmedved to see what perception we may achieve from his DARKO NBA projections, and gave my opinion on what the Sixers ought to do: sportingnews.com/us/nba/information/ja…9:44 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden has 0 factors in his final two 4th quarters.
Ben Simmons had 3 factors in his final two 4th quarters with the Sixers. pic.twitter.com/HrUNtzLowQ9:43 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Damn, Harden acquired outscored by the man who used to face within the nook & watch him dribble in Houston. – 9:43 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
This is the primary time in James Harden’s profession that he performed 40+ minutes in any sport and didn’t try a free throw. @ESPNStatsInfo9:43 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Jimmy Butler has begun lobbying to get Embiid to Miami. – 9:42 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Might have to return to Y2K for the very last thing that acquired as a lot hype however had as little influence because the Harden-Simmons swap. – 9:42 PM

John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
*Coming up on the information convention*
Media: “Doc do you still think James Harden can be the point guard for a championship team?”
Doc: “I don’t know the answer to that right now.” – 9:42 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Taxes, dying and James Harden vanishing within the postseason – 9:41 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
James Harden 2nd halves in 2022 semis vs Heat (Games 3-4 had been the wins)
G1: 4 factors, 2 TOs (1/4 FGs)
G2: 4 factors, 0 TOs (1/5 FGs)
G3: 2 factors, 3 TOs (1/5 FGs)
G4: 18 factors, 1 TO (5/11 FGs)
G5: 4 factors, 2 TOs (1/5 FGs)
G6: 0 factors, 3 TOs (0/2 FGs) – 9:40 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Jimmy Butler on Joel Embiid: “I love him. I’m proud of him. Yes, yes, yes, I still wish I was on his team. I definitely love the Miami Heat, though. I’m glad that I’m here, but I’ve got so much love and respect for Joel Embiid.” (ESPN postgame TV interview) – 9:39 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“That I love him. I’m proud of him. Yes, yes, yes I still wish I was on this team. I definitely love the Miami Heat though. I’m glad that I’m here but I got so much respect and love for Joel Embiid.”
-Jimmy Butler pic.twitter.com/Up7Mgo9IQl9:39 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I believe if James Harden goes vegan, if he chills with the nightlife, if he spends your complete summer season rehabbing that hamstring and getting in killer form, he would possibly capable of redeem himself subsequent yr.
I simply don’t discover any of these issues all that possible. – 9:39 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
James Harden within the second half: 0-2 – 9:39 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
I’ve been a vocal Harden supporter for years and I’ve by no means been extra disenchanted in him than now. If he’s not scoring like earlier than he must play with extra exercise off-ball and energy on protection. Get in form and reinstall his OKC period habits. That’s tips on how to thrive with Embiid. pic.twitter.com/v3cgDGbwPM9:38 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Remember when Tim Duncan scored 25 within the first half of Game 6 of the 2013 Finals, and we had been all like, “wow, I didn’t think we’d ever see this version of Duncan again?”
Harden simply had the bizarro model of that sport. I can’t consider he simply did it AGAIN. – 9:38 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Ben Simmons’ last 4Q final yr
vs.
James Harden’s last 4Q this yr pic.twitter.com/7fRI5wFWwf9:37 PM

Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Harden taking 2 pictures within the 2H of an elimination sport is simply weird. – 9:36 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Shoutout to Joel Embiid.
— Fractured face
— Torn thumb ligament
— Leads playoffs in double-doubles
— 24 PPG, 11 RPG
Gave his all. pic.twitter.com/zXkFbJ1bnz9:36 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Joel on the market enjoying with a damaged face, emptying the clip and Harden taking two pictures within the second half…. – 9:36 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
How it began … the way it’s going …
Philadelphia 76ers had back-to-back #1 total picks becoming a member of Joel Embiid when this playoff run began.
Now, 76ers be a part of Jazz as present groups to make at the very least final 5 straight postseasons with out a convention finals. pic.twitter.com/rIcv0A9yRD9:32 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
James Harden finishes the night time with simply 11 factors. He took simply 9 pictures — and made simply 4 of them — in 43 minutes. – 9:32 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Points within the 2nd half tonight:
0 — Ben Simmons
0 — James Harden pic.twitter.com/Ff7YziHPHp9:31 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Obviously lots of deservedly dangerous vibes proper now, however the efficiency Joel Embiid put collectively this season was unbelievable. – 9:31 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Someone ask Doc Rivers if James Harden is a championship level guard. – 9:31 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
James Harden has been a ghost on this sport, simply 9 pictures, making 4, wanting disinterested all sport. – 9:30 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
I do know James Harden is gonna get dragged for a nasty closeout playoff sport, however one factor you by no means noticed from him in a Sixers uniform was passively enjoying off ball and forgoing level guard duties for the majority of a sport. Vital off season for him rehab sensible. – 9:30 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Four free throw makes an attempt mixed for Embiid and Harden in 84 minutes.
Free throws had been the wager they made, they usually got here up empty. – 9:27 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
On the third anniversary of Kawhi Leonard’s legendary Game 7, tap-dancing jumper to get rid of the most effective 76ers staff of Joel Embiid period, Philly followers have to look at their season destroyed by the man they let get away as a way to appease the man who would later stop on the group – 9:27 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Ben Simmons stats within the notorious Game 6 loss to the Hawks in 2021:
5 factors (2-of-4 taking pictures)
8 rebounds
13 assists (vs. simply 2 turnovers)
+1 plus/minus
James Harden in Game 6 tonight vs. the Heat:
11 factors (4-of-8 taking pictures)
4 rebounds
9 help (vs. 4 turnovers)
-15 plus/minus – 9:26 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
James Harden is scoreless and has taken one shot in second half after having 11 factors and going 4 for 7 within the first half. #Sixers9:26 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
James Harden has taken fewer pictures than all of Philly’s starters however Danny Green — and Green performed three minutes earlier than leaving with a knee harm. Harden has taken yet another shot than Shake Milton. – 9:23 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
James Harden has tried one shot within the second half.
One. – 9:22 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Butler getting that rebound in entrance of a number of blue jerseys (together with Harden) sums up the night time. – 9:22 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
We’re on the 5:45 mark of the 4th quarter. James Harden has 11 factors. They have all come within the first half. #Sixers9:19 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Seriously tho. Watching Harden this second half has been infuriating….not even bringing the ball up the ground. Making a youngin like Maxey play a task he’s not outfitted for at this level in his profession. He flat out stop on this sport tonight – 9:17 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
2nd-half pictures tonight (with 8:00 left) …
James Harden 1
Ben Simmons 0 – 9:15 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Daryl Morey goes to have a blunt dialog with James Harden. He’s gotta get him to make some modifications if he needs to be perennial MVP candidate James Harden. The excellent news is that if anybody can get by means of to him, it’s Morey. Harden’s too good to appear like this at age 32 – 9:13 PM

Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
That little 1 sport renaissance by James harden was cute…if Philly indicators him to an extension, they need to be relegated to enjoying within the G league subsequent yr…he’s performed..he’s melo of the final 3 years…good bench scorer not famous person – 9:09 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
If you are taking out the 2020 Bubble postseason, this would be the fifth straight yr James Harden’s staff has been eradicated from the playoffs on its house flooring
2017: Spurs
2018: GSW
2019: GSW
2021: Bucks
2022: Heat – 9:08 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers noticed a 1:15 of Paul Reed to begin this 4th quarter and mentioned “get him out of here”. Joel Embiid is again in. Philly down 80-63 with 10:43 left to avoid wasting the season. #Sixers9:08 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Harden concerned in again to again turnovers. Heat up 80-63. It appears the Sixers’ season might be official over in 10 minutes, 43 seconds of sport motion. – 9:08 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid is coming again in after a 77-second relaxation – 9:07 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Tyrese Maxey hustling again in transition protection two performs in a row whereas a fumbling James Harden barely strikes. Big yikes. – 9:07 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
You should bench James Harden – 9:06 PM

Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
What staff will James Harden wish to be traded to subsequent? – 9:06 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Harden is toast – 9:06 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Big summer season forward for the Sixers. I’d be shocked if Doc is again. What’s Harden’s future following this embarrassment? Will Harris be flipped? Can they add taking pictures with few belongings? Does Maxey take one other leap? Embiid is 28 and in his prime. Morey should function with urgency. – 9:04 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Embiid wants a strong 4 minutes off. Won’t have likelihood if he doesn’t get a break. Also, screwed with out him. – 9:04 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Reed in for Embiid – 9:03 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
James Harden performed your complete third quarter and took one shot, a 3-pointer. He missed it. No free throws. Two turnovers. – 9:02 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That third quarter noticed:
Embiid go 1/7 FGs
Maxey go 1/7 FGs with 2 TOs
Harden go 0/1 FGs with 2 TOs – 9:02 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Philly’s contract scenario going ahead
Harden: 1 yr, $47.4M (participant choice)
Harris: 2 years, $76.9M
Embiid: 5 years, $229.5M
Korkmaz: 2 years, $10.4M
Thybulle: 1 yr, $4.4M
Niang: 1 yr, $3.5M
Maxey: 2 years, $7M
Springer: 3 years, $8.3M
Milton: 1 yr, $2M (staff choice) – 9:02 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Problem is Embiid’s going to want a relaxation. He’s drained, having performed all however 92 seconds of the primary 36 minutes. #Sixers down 11 going into the fourth quarter. – 9:02 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Embiid simply tripped himself 💀💀 – 9:00 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden has taken 1 shot on this third quarter. He’s taken 8 for the sport. At some level, he’s gotta get aggressive. #Sixers8:57 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
This crummy probably season ending third quarter, it looks like the Sixers determined to attempt James Harden in an off ball spot up function… when he doesn’t transfer w/out the ball and doesn’t catch and shoot a lot. Hamstring tighten up? – 8:56 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Sixers moved heaven and earth to amass James Harden as a result of Ben Simmons wouldn’t shoot the ball with the season on the road, just for Harden to not shoot the ball with the season on the road…chilly world, man – 8:51 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Harden actually isn’t boxing out a soul tonight – 8:50 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Embiid should nonetheless be unhappy about lacking out on MVP. – 8:50 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Did the Sixers kinda resolve to scrap the Harden as major initiator factor for this second half? Playing off ball lots and it’s not going properly. – 8:50 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spo needs the basketball aficionados to pay attention to Bam’s protection. It’s pretty apparent that he’s been dominate all collection, executing a number of schemes and defending Embiid. DPOY-type stuff. – 8:47 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
76ers followers not joyful after James Harden turns ball over and Bam Adebayo steals and goes in for a dunk and a 68-52 Heat lead. 76ers followers begin to guide the house staff. – 8:46 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Sixers are getting outplayed and booed. The Heat lead 68-52 with 4:56 left within the third quarter. Embiid is taking pictures 6-19. Harris is taking pictures 2-7 and Maxey 5-15. – 8:46 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
I’m unsure if Embiid possibly tweaked his again first quarter final sport saving that ball or he’s falling a lot explanation for the masks. But I simply hope he could make it by means of with out additional harm. – 8:45 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo’s protection has been elite vs. Joel Embiid. – 8:44 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Sixers really want James Harden to take over proper now. Joel’s physique isn’t cooperating – 8:43 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat is making Joel Embiid work A LOT on each ends of the court docket. – 8:42 PM

Eric Patten @EricPatten
Butler was on the bottom along with his shoe off and Harden selected to shoot a 3 lol – 8:41 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus going proper at Embiid is a enjoyable collection improvement – 8:39 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Heat actually making Embiid transfer on protection … & benefitting. – 8:38 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
With Tucker denying Harden, Maxey runs PnR with Embiid. Two attractiveness, no bucket however makes you surprise why we’ve seen comparatively little of this motion. pic.twitter.com/fvtvNLogeI8:38 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Someone get Embiid some knee, elbow pads and sleeves if he’s gonna fall this usually. – 8:28 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Good denial right here by Tucker on Harden, however the Sixers offense sometimes appears content material to simply settle. Not a lot Harden Embiid decide and roll. pic.twitter.com/v2fAX2nIfx8:19 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Joel Embiid is taking pictures 3 for 11 on 2-pointers and a couple of of three on 3s within the first half tonight. – 8:18 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Another sport the place Tyler Herro is outscoring whole Philadelphia bench (10-5)
76ers aren’t in dangerous form. Embiid missed 7 of 10 in paint, Harden didn’t get to FT line, Maxey missed 3 of 4 3s. Only a one-point sport at halftime – 8:17 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Did they only come again to the halftime present to offer Embiid highlights??????????????? – 8:16 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus was large, but staff nonetheless 27% from three
Heat protection holding it down on Embiid
They deserve lots of credit score for what they’re doing to him, particularly with the rotations that comply with – 8:14 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
The different guys are going to should convey it within the second half, as a result of Embiid appears each bit like a man who needed to take every week off power sensible. Asking him to attempt to convey you house on offense is asking lots proper now. – 8:13 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Max Strus has 16 factors in first half to guide Heat to a 49-48 lead over 76ers. Joel Embiid has 14 for the 76ers. – 8:13 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Heat 49, Sixers 48. Heat have 30 factors within the paint however have turned the ball over 9 occasions. Sixers shot higher within the second quarter to make this a back-and-forth sport. Embiid has 14 and 6 in 22 (!) minutes however is 5-of-14 from the ground and solely two FT makes an attempt. – 8:13 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That’s why Strus is enjoying forward of Duncan Robinson and even at occasions Herro. Stops Harris on the roll, then strips Embiid off his go. – 8:13 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 49, 76ers 48 at half. Strus 16 for Heat, Butler scoreless in second interval. Embiid 14 for 76ers (on 5 of 14). – 8:12 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Embiid maybe overplaying a bit on Heat shooters appears to result in a layup every time. – 8:09 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is expending a ton of power. He’s catching his breath each time there’s a stoppage. An underrated a part of his return – on prime of all of his accidents – is that he spent every week unable to construct up his conditioning, and now could be attempting to regain it on the fly. – 8:05 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus and James Harden going Waiters-Hardaway proper now – 8:04 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Good James Harden sport percolating: 11 factors on 4-of-6 taking pictures, 3-of-4 from 3 and 4 assists. – 8:04 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
If this was an NFL sport Embiid can be faraway from the sport by the spotter – 8:00 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The humorous factor about these Embiid calls is the Heat have performed a superb job on him as soon as once more this half
That flooring gonna damage extra within the 4th with that kinda falling – 7:59 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid has performed in 16 of the 17 minutes performed to date tonight.
14 PTS / 5 REB / 2 AST / 2-3 3fg
Through every thing – he’s the definition of a fighter. – 7:58 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid was doubled over and wanted to go to his knees after getting up off the ground. Ran over to the bench for a seat, didn’t need any assist from staffers. – 7:58 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid appears completely gassed proper now. Similar to Giannis a pair nights in the past, giving every thing he has. – 7:57 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid seemed like he acquired hit within the face once more on that drive. He acquired fouled on the offensive rebound, however he was grabbing at his face a bit. #Sixers7:56 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
The Heat took Duncan Robinson out as quickly as James Harden checked in. Said on the pod that they may get Duncan run within the minutes Harden rests. – 7:53 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat once more not switching a lot tonight on the subject of Embiid and Harden. – 7:46 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers has recommended Furkan Korkmaz’ continued work and readiness all through these playoffs.
With Green out, Korkmaz is checking in to begin Q2, with huge alternative on the desk. Out there now:
Maxey / Milton / Korkmaz / Niang / Embiid – 7:46 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Like final sport, Miami has gone to traditional protection towards the Harden-Embiid pick-and-roll. Chasing over the display up to now tonight.
Sixers most likely should spam that play in the event that they’re not going to modify it. One downside, although: Miami just isn’t even being attentive to Thybulle. – 7:45 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Not each sport the place neither Embiid nor Harden try a free throw within the first quarter… – 7:45 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Heat 28, Sixers 25 after Harris buries a nook 3 on the buzzer. Another a kind of “this could/should be a lot worse” after the Sixers shot 38.5 p.c from the ground. But the Heat dedicated 6 turnovers. Embiid with 7 on 3-of-8 taking pictures and 4 rebounds. – 7:43 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat are doubling Embiid principally as quickly as he makes his first transfer. – 7:40 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
By the best way, Heat have discovered a counter to looking Herro swap
They place him on Thybulle, who isn’t an offensive menace
So when he involves display, they blitz Harden
Just led to a steal and rating for Herro – 7:38 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Paul Reed in with 4:19 left within the first for Embiid. – 7:32 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Sixers veteran Danny Green (leg) has been carried to the locker room after Joel Embiid unintentionally landed on him. – 7:25 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Joel Embiid crashed into Danny Green’s left leg. Hopefully, it’s just a few instant ache/discomfort, and he’ll be OK. – 7:23 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The Philly topped simply groaned in unison after watching the replay of Embiid falling into Green’s knee. Green left the ground with out placing any weight on his left leg. – 7:23 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers followers chanting ‘Dan-ny Green’ when Green is helped off the court docket after injuring his leg. Looked like Joel Embiid fell on it. – 7:23 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Danny Green goes down with left knee harm. Joel Embiid really feel into Green’s knee. Green was carried off the court docket by 76ers teammates. – 7:23 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Danny Green is in agony after Joel Embiid fell into him. Brutal. – 7:22 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Danny Green is down in lots of ache after Joel Embiid unintentionally fell into his leg. That didn’t look good in any respect. – 7:21 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Danny Green is down in a ton of ache on the far finish of the ground. Looked like Embiid’s weight got here down on his leg – 7:21 PM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Ep 64 – @andrewbogut and @HoopConsultants speak concerning the Harden and Maxey bench incident.
Listen to it right here 👇
https://t.co/u0OwdyEs2S
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #PhilaUnite pic.twitter.com/YNvNW6axXy6:59 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Alperen Sengun mentioned Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are his basketball idols. “I’m so happy for him,” Sengun mentioned about Jokic successful a second MVP – 6:43 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
What do the #76ers must do tonight to drive a Game 7?
Former #Sixers Point Guard Eric Snow tells @talkhoops & @Howard Beck why it comes all the way down to Joel Embiid #PhilaUnite #NBAPlayoffs
Check out Eric’s podcast “Bleav in 76ers” on @BleavCommunity pic.twitter.com/rDlmVhqLms6:26 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid takes the ground for his warmups, briefly serenaded with MVP chants. pic.twitter.com/Pn3Yl2gUom6:21 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
With the 76ers dealing with elimination in Game 6, will Joel Embiid rating over or below 25.5 tonight towards the Heat?
(Odds offered by @FDSportsguide) – 6:04 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s well being standing: “Joel’s good — as good as he can be with all the stuff that’s going on with him. He’s good. He’s able to play. We’re thankful [for] that. He’s gonna give us what he can give us, and we’re thankful for that.” – 6:02 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid is feeling “as good as he can be” with every thing he has happening, and that he’ll give Philly every thing he has tonight. – 5:19 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that Joel Embiid is “as good as can be” health-wise #Sixers5:19 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Amare Stoudemire: If I’m the proprietor of the Sixers, I can’t decide to giving Harden a max deal sportando.basketball/en/amare-stoud…4:59 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Funny: James Harden showing to crash Tobias Harris’ post-game interview. That’s him arriving on the left.
Less humorous: actual indicators of bother between Harden and the 76ers. https://t.co/dni1zWElSW pic.twitter.com/XUn3r5NIUI2:34 PM

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Lots on the road for James Harden on this collection: si.com/nba/warmth/miami…1:24 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Optimistic view is Nets lastly discovered. Catering to Irving acquired them 1 playoff collection victory in three years, a wronged head coach (Atkinson), a foolish selection of DeAndre over Jarrett, a disgruntled (Harden), a broken (Simmons) and an unlimited payroll.
nydailynews.com/sports activities/basketb…12:45 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A little bit of Joel Embiid at Sixers shootaround earlier than a must-win Game 6 tonight vs. the Heat: pic.twitter.com/VNr6nrT3vf11:18 AM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid placing up pictures after shootaround this morning #Sixers pic.twitter.com/N91reNJyja11:12 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is again at his customary spot with James Harden on the far basket as we get let into shootaround earlier than tonight’s Game 6. Embiid wasn’t on the court docket after we acquired let in previous to Games 3 and 4. – 11:11 AM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
It’s do or die tonight in Game 6. Joel Embiid and the staff focus on their mindset heading into this sport. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/joel-emb… through @SixersWire10:53 AM

Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
James Harden has change into a conditional famous person: theringer.com/2022/5/12/2306…9:58 AM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From PM: The eyebrow-raising information on the Strus/Vincent influence. And 76ers, Embiid irritated: miamiherald.com/sports activities/spt-col…9:04 AM

More on this storyline

The Philadelphia 76ers had been in self-destruction mode within the second half of Game 1 towards the Miami Heat on Monday. Sixers head coach Doc Rivers known as a timeout. He was furious. He pulled out his clipboard and drew 5 small circles, indicating his gamers’ location on the court docket. Then he confirmed his staff the clipboard and mentioned, “This is where you’re standing. You’re all in the wrong spots. I have no idea what offense we’re running. This isn’t the 76ers’ offense.” -via Yahoo! Sports / May 4, 2022

Heading into Game 2, Rivers did reveal that the Sixers will proceed to go to the veteran out of Texas A&M.; “We like DJ,” Rivers added. “We’re gonna keep starting him whether you like it or not. That’s what we’re gonna do because our guys believe in him. At halftime, we asked our key guys because we were thinking about it because I thought Paul Millsap gave us some decent minutes, and to a man, that’s where they wanted to go.” Callie Caplan: Luka Doncic: “Our defense lost us the game today. I think our start on the defensive end was terrible, and we’ve got to change that. I know we can play way better defense, and I know we will.” -via Twitter @CallieCaplan / May 3, 2022

Kyle Neubeck: Embiid on Harden solely taking 11 pictures: “I’ve been saying all season since he got here, he needs to be aggressive and he needs to be himself. That’s not really my job, that’s probably on coach to talk to him and tell him to take more shots” Full quote: pic.twitter.com/vc5WIpROLO -via Twitter @KyleNeubeck / April 26, 2022




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