NBA Twitter reacts to Sixers beating Bulls despite Joel Embiid’s injury
The Philadelphia 76ers were able to pick up a rather easy 116-91 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night to begin a four-game road trip. They jumped out to a 23-1 lead as they had the right mindset entering the contest. The Bulls really couldn’t match up as Philadelphia led by as many as 31 on their way to the easy win.
De’Anthony Melton had a huge night and led the Sixers with 25 points and three steals, Tyrese Maxey had 21 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and Tobias Harris had 20 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. They were terrific all night and they held the Bulls to 6-for-25 shooting from deep.
However, the story afterward was about the health of Joel Embiid. The big fella didn’t play in the second half due to what ended up being right mild calf tightness. He had 12 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in 16 minutes. Coach Doc Rivers did say that they expect him to play on Friday when they take on the Golden State Warriors.
NBA Twitter gave its best reactions to the night for the Sixers:
Sixers beat the Bulls 116-91 in Chicago.
Joel Embiid stayed in the locker room for the second half with “Mild right calf tightness”.
First it was reported it was due to the score.
— The Phifth Quarter (@The_PhifthQ) March 23, 2023
Mild right calf tightness for Joel Embiid, who is expected to play Friday in Golden State. Embiid did not appear for the entire second half.
The Sixers beat Chicago, 116-91 (I have no idea why I mess up the score every time). They are are 49-23.
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) March 23, 2023
Lost in the craziness: another awesome De’Anthony Melton game tonight. Now has 13 threes and 14 steals across his last four. Whatever funk he was in earlier this year, he’s way out of it.
— Andrew Unterberger (@AUgetoffmygold) March 23, 2023
When Joel Embiid sees the extra body, he’s getting off it quick
I think playing more with Tyrese Maxey is not only adding their best player off the catch, but just more reassurance to Embiid and his game pic.twitter.com/RhDNsmBOY4
— Jackson Lloyd (@JacksonLloydNBA) March 23, 2023
7 makes on 8 attempts from the foul line were both season-highs for Tobias Harris, who enjoyed the increased responsibility and delivered on the opportunity with Harden out (and Embiid exiting after halftime). 8 assists were 1 shy of a season-high.
— Philly Fast Break (@PhillyFastBreak) March 23, 2023
Tobias Harris (@tobias31) tonight thus far (early in Q3):
18 PTS / 6 REB / 6 AST
5-8 fg / 3-5 3fg / 5-6 FT
— Lauren Rosen (@LaurenMRosen) March 23, 2023
Tobias Harris helped lead the way for the Sixers’ dub and plenty of bet slips tonight:
Over 14.5 PTS ✅
Over 6.5 REB ✅ pic.twitter.com/yTu592Lddq
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 23, 2023
Tobias Harris led the way in the Sixers blowout road win vs. the Bulls 🔥
7-of-8 FT pic.twitter.com/GDprHjJAOb
— Sixers Nation (@SixersNationCP) March 23, 2023
Sixers came in with a good adjustment after losing to the Bulls on Monday.
They’re constantly targeting Coby White, (using wedge roll & having Tobi flip the angle of the screen), trying to get him on Tobias Harris. pic.twitter.com/3TWiiXOGli
— Steph Noh (@StephNoh) March 23, 2023
Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire
Source: Yahoo Sports