"We were putting too much pressure on ourselves".
Just three nights after getting blown out at Brooklyn, the 76ers looked right at home in Indianapolis. "We finally put it together".
Anthony Davis had 32 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in his best game since spraining his right elbow almost two weeks ago as the New Orleans Pelicans ended a six-game skid with a 107-98 win over Chicago.
Philadelphia also had lost two straight in the series.
In arguably the best dunk of the 2018-19 season, the Pacers' center completely posterized Embiid.
With Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons doing the lion's share of their damage in the paint, teams like the Hawks have recently opted to crowd the paint in the hopes of clogging the driving lanes to the basket, forcing the 76ers shooters to beat them on the wings.
Sure, "score more points" is hardly a revolutionary concept, as literally the only way for an National Basketball Association team to win a game is to outscore their opponent, but establishing parody across a rotation makes the team all the more challenging to guard because it opens up the floor considerably. Philadelphia made 18 of 22 free throws but had only four offensive rebounds. Saric also had seven rebounds while Embiid had three blocks. Oladipo extended his career-best streak of consecutive 20-point games to 11. Sabonis has scored 1,002 points since joining the Pacers last season. IN was 12 of 17 from the free-throw line and 8 of 31 on 3-pointers. the only other player in double figures was Bojan Bogdanovic with 13.
"For sure, I mean nobody is ever 100 percent healthy in this game", Fultz said. I wasn't myself but my teammates picked it up for me. "That was a good sight to see".
And in the games where five or fewer players score in double digits?