“(Participating in) the All-Star Game, just proving I’m here, I belong, and being the best player in the world, I just intend to keep coming out every single night and just play hard and trying to get wins and just go out and try to win a championship,” Embiid told reporters after the game.
“We came out and played our game and played with pace and aggression,” Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton said of the Pistons game, in which he scored 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting. “That’s how we have to play the rest of the way.”
Middleton, who averages 20.6 points, erupted for 31 points and 12-of-21 shooting on Christmas Day before adding 20 points in the rematch against Philadelphia earlier this month.
Brook Lopez mustered just four points in the most-recent meeting with the 76ers but has averaged 18.3 over his past four games.