Joel Embiid made 19 free throws and scored 46 points, but the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers could not surpass the ‘defending champion’ Golden State Warriors.
Golden State won 120-112 in a home game against Philadelphia in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, USA on the 25th (Korean time).
Golden State, 6th in the Western Conference with 39 wins and 36 losses, has increased the possibility of going directly to the playoffs (PO). He also eliminated the 5th place Phoenix Suns (38-35), who suffered three consecutive losses.
Although it was pushed out of the win rate and placed in 6th place, the gap with the 4th place Los Angeles (LA) Clippers (39-35) is also half a game, so the ranking can be raised further.
In the NBA, the 6th place in each conference goes directly to the PO, and the 7th to 10th places play a play-in tournament to determine the two teams that will advance to the PO.
Of course, there is still a possibility that it will be difficult to advance into PO.
The gap between the 11th-ranked Dallas Mavericks (36-38) and Golden State, which are not even in the play-in tournament, is still only two and a half games.
The Los Angeles Lakers (37-37, 8th place) and the New Orleans Pelicans (36-37, 9th place), which have won three consecutive wins, are also fiercely chasing Golden State.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia (49-24) was in third place in the East.
In Philadelphia, where James Harden, the main guard, was sidelined due to left leg pain, Embiid, the NBA’s top scorer (33.4 points), led the offense with 46 points.
In particular, Embiid earned as many as 22 free throws through active under-the-goal attacks, and 19 of them were successful.
With Embiid playing an active role in all directions, adding 9 rebounds and 8 assists, Tobias Harris (23 points) and Tyrese Maxie (21 points) came together to have a close match with the previous season’s champion Golden State.
However, it was not enough to overcome Golden State, where Stephen Curry played an active role in the final match. 토토사이트
Three minutes before the end of the game, which was tied 108-108, Curry took the lead with a mid-range shot, and soon after scored under the goal to put pressure on Philadelphia.
Golden State, who ran away with 5 points with 3 points from Jordan Poole, who received a pass from Draymond Green immediately after, took the win with Curry again scoring 4 points in a row.
Curry played an active role with 29 points and 8 rebounds, and Poole, who sortied from the bench, also exploded 33 points, including 3 points and 6 shots.
Klay Thompson also scored 21 points, hitting 6 3 points, and Green also contributed to the victory by adding 10 assists and 7 rebounds.
For Philadelphia, it was regrettable that forwards PJ Tucker and Georges Niang, who were tasked with throwing 3 points from the corner and distributing them when Embiid was cornered by the defense, were sluggish.
Tucker threw five 3s and missed them all, while Niang made only one of four.