Embiid Takes Positives Following 76ers' Playoff Defeat

11 May, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Virgil Todd
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Brett Brown of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 9, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. "But I think maybe it's what we needed for the younger guys on the team, for Jo and I, to be in situations like that and learn from it".

Following the Game 5 victory, a clearly frustrated Joel Embiid walked off the court without shaking any hands and that reportedly upset a bunch of players on the Celtics.

The Celtics hit enough free throws over the final 10.8 seconds to secure a 114-112 victory and close out the second-round National Basketball Association playoff series.

There were many mistakes in the series that led to them being put in the position to now being out of the playoffs in the second round. We definitely have more to show.

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The spectacle known as the Sixers will keep the NBA Playoffs compelling for years to come if - and this caveat always must be included when discussing Embiid, who missed his first two pro seasons due to injuries - the multi-skilled Cameroonian known as "The Process" can remain healthy.

Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Ben Simmons had a hard start to the series and had one of his worst stretches of basketball play the entire season. And then it was the 50 wins. We felt like we had a good chance to get to at least the conference finals and that was our goal.

Embiid clearly did - and has set lofty goals for next season.

The Sixers big man agreed, as he said: "We have a bright future". We all gotta play well together.

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