The 76ers wanted all 42 factors and 18 rebounds from the participant they name “Clutch,” after Charlotte rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to virtually steal a win on the highway.
Embiid drained a game-tying 3-pointer with 34.four seconds left within the fourth quarter and was 14 of 16 from the free-throw line within the fourth quarter and extra time to maintain Charlotte at bay.
Requested what was going by his thoughts in these late moments, Embiid stated with a smile: “Gotta make them. They name me Clutch for a cause, so gotta make them.
“In apply they name me Clutch. I’ve nonetheless but to point out it in a sport; tonight I felt like I did a greater job of that, however that is my job. I’ve bought to step up when there’s a chance.
“I can use energy, I can use finesse. Final yr within the last-minute conditions I struggled quite a bit, and I really feel I have been doing a greater job. Nonetheless bought quite a bit to point out and nonetheless bought quite a bit to enhance on, so I am excited.”
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 10, 2018
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown felt snug relying on Embiid to make his free throws at key moments down the stretch.
“He is a extremely good shooter anyway, and he is assured by nature,” Brown stated, “in order that’s a fairly good collision of ability and thoughts that you simply belief him going to the road and capturing a excessive proportion. He is not afraid of the second.”