NBA: Joel Embiid domineering against Washington, Josh Giddey signs an original double double


The perf ‘: Dominant Embiid

After a difficult period following a positive Covid-19 test in November, Joel Embiid seems to have recovered to his best level. The pivot of Philadelphia scored 36 points and captured 13 rebounds in the quiet victory of his team in Washington (117-96). This is already his fifth game over 30 points in December. Against the Wizards, Embiid also had an altercation with Montrezl Harrell, finally excluded by the referees.  » I like to think I’m a troll The pivot joked after the match.

The perf ‘(bis): 0 point but a double double for Giddey

Rookie of the Month for November in the West, Josh Giddey is a strong contender for the same honor in December. The young Australian leader from Oklahoma City achieved an extremely rare performance Sunday against New Orleans (117-112). Giddey signed a double double – two statistical categories with ten or more units – without scoring a single point. The Australian missed his eight shots but caught 10 rebounds and gave 10 assists. A performance only performed by Norm Van Lier in 1971.

The number: 4

Heavily affected by the Covid-19, Toronto had seen its last two matches postponed. But to limit deprogramming as much as possible, the NBA has imposed on franchises to expand their workforce from the second case of coronavirus. The Raptors therefore had to rush to sign four players for their game in Cleveland on Sunday.

The quartet discovered the four remaining Canadian roster players on the bus to the hall. Before a first collective session at 1:15 ‘before the match according to TSN Canada. On Boxing Day, there was no miracle: Toronto was corrected by Cleveland (99-144). In a similar situation (12 absent between the Covid and the injuries), Detroit did not exist in San Antonio (109-144).

The declaration of the night: « I have never been so disappointed in 34 years of NBA »

Sacramento had almost a full complement to host Memphis. But the Kings collapsed in the second half to concede a heavy defeat (102-127). What provoke the fury of their coach Alvin Gentry.  » I have never been so disappointed in 34 years in the NBA. This performance was ridiculous », Fumed the former coach of the Suns and Pelicans. Sacramento is 13th in the Western Conference and has been chasing a play-off qualification since 2006.


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