Joel Embiid: The Celtics Are The ‘Best Team’ In The NBA
The Celtics punked the 76ers again yesterday. That seems to happen pretty much every time these teams play each other. It’s like the curse of Jayson Tatum instead of Markelle Fultz continues to haunt them every single year. Boston won 117-107 and afterward, Joel Embiid declared Boston the best team in the NBA.
“We’re professional athletes, That’s the schedule; you just gotta do it,” said Embiid. “But yeah, tough. Especially playing Indiana twice and then on a back-to-back, playing the best team in the league, it’s tough. But no excuses.”
I don’t know what it is but Al Horford genuinely defends Joel Embiid really well. Embiid is one of the best low post scorers in the NBA and Horford just has his number. It’s just one of those things.
The craziest part of this win was the fact that Boston didn’t even have Jaylen Brown or Kristaps Porzingis. The defensive backcourt of Derrick White and Jrue Holiday is just a problem to deal with. Plus, when you have Tatum score whenever he wants, the C’s are a dangerous team to deal with.
The Celtics are 9-2 and sit atop the Eastern Conference Standings. You should know how I feel about this team by now. Embiid isn’t lying. They’re really, really good. Boston is my pick to win the title for a reason. I think this team is better than the one that they had in 2008. They’re that good.
Before we close, how can we forget about this nugget? What rivalry?
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