Throughout the playoffs — really, since they first traded for him again on the deadline — the 76ers have been ready for Houston James Harden to point out up. Instead, he had solely appeared in flashes.
Houston Harden confirmed up in Game 4, scoring 16 of his 31 factors within the fourth quarter, capturing 6-of-10 from 3 and attending to the free throw line 10 occasions.
“Nothing really changed. I just made shots,” Harden stated, through the Associated Press.
It’s greater than merely pulling down a couple of pictures, he has performed a lot better because the return of Joel Embiid, and the massive man added 24 factors and 11 rebounds. The 76ers have been targeted early on getting the ball deep to Embiid making an attempt to reap the benefits of switches, which later opened up different components of the offense.
Behind Harden the 76ers pulled away late and bought the 116-108 win, tying the sequence up at 2-2. Game 5 is Tuesday evening in Miami.
Of greater concern going residence to Miami is Kyle Lowry‘s status and hamstring. He limped off the court and went to the locker room, and while he came back and played more, he was clearly slowed by it. Eric Spoelstra said he was unsure if Lowry would be able to play in Game 5.
The good news for Miami is they are heading home. Once there, someone will have to step up and help Jimmy Butler, who has scored 73 points over the two losses in Philadelphia but has not had near enough help.
How does Philadelphia carry this momentum down to South Beach?
“Joel’s going to have the ability to play,” coach Doc Rivers stated.
Through two video games, Embiid has modified this sequence.