While the Sixers know they will get dominant performances out of superstar Joel Embiid, they need that No. 2 scorer to help him.
He had 22 points and six rebounds to help Philadelphia knock off Atlanta 118-102 in Game 2 to even the series at 1. “We talked about it after Game 1. My frustration level was quite high because we didn’t do what we’ve done all year and that’s what we call feed the pig. That means the player, or the play, we would run a play and score and then go run something else, which, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out.”
In Game 2, the Sixers continued to run the same play and get easy buckets until Atlanta did something to stop them.
“I thought in the first quarter, they saw Tobias had it going, they saw the set they were running, you saw Joel call Tobias’ set, I thought that was terrific,” Rivers finished.