The teams sits atop the Eastern Conference by only half a game, as it’s so far been able to fend off the surging Brooklyn Nets.
While I’m sure Sixers head coach Doc Rivers and President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey are far from content, it’s hard to complain about how the first half of the season went.
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The raw numbers, per game: 30.2 pts, 11.6 reb, 3.3 ast, 1.4 blk, 1.2 stl, 33 mp
Halfway through the season, Joel Embiid is the Most Valuable Player in the league. The one part of his game that hasn’t carried over from last season is his three-point accuracy – he’s at 31 percent on the year, down 12 full percentage points from last season. There are games that Thybulle completely changes the game by creating pure chaos on the court.