He'd just knifed his way into the lane, absorbed contact and finished while drawing a foul. Westbrook took the ball to the elbow, jockeyed for position with Gerald Henderson, which forced the referee to call a foul on Henderson. The fan, he'll be all right. "I'll come back when I'm ready", he said.
"He just wants to be out there", Okafor said.
Embiid played two minutes over his game restriction of 20 minutes and accomplished his first personal goal of the season. Westbrook posted a stat line tonight that at this point, at least for him, has become commonplace-32 points, nine assists, 12 rebounds. He made it that far by keeping his cool. I see the improvement of some of our guys, so from that perspective, we lost, but I'm seeing something that's got a chance to grow and we can all wrap our arms around, and so you can touch stuff that you think has the ability to improve. "I leave that alone". I leave that alone, because that cost me $25,000 the last time.
"I wanted to get away from all this drama", Embiid said, "and stay away".
Adams added Westbrook's response had been what was required: "He didn't punch anyone or anything". The Sixers' crowd was spilling over with enthusiasm on a night that symbolized a franchise rebirth.
It was close, and it looked like the Philadelphia 76ers had the ideal chance to score a victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder to open their season on Wednesday night. Embiid already has the patrons of Philadelphia captivated, but he's the type of talent where the fandom may extend across the country.
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Philadelphia Sixers big man Joel Embiid is essentially the basketball version of Frankenstein. Social media posts include him crushing on Rihanna or teasing an Australian-born teammate that he'll get deported if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. Fans chanted "Trust The Process" when Embiid was at the free-throw line. The Thunder had it in pockets.
Instead of scurrying off to the locker room, Embiid stuck around for selfies with fans sitting on all sides of the court, stretching mobiles high over his 7-foot-2 frame to squeeze as many fans as he could into each snapshot. While Simmons and Noel are two of the more valuable players on the team, Philly will also be without point guard Jerryd Bayless, who has ligament damage in his wrist.
Oklahoma City this afternoon overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Philadelphia 103-97 on the road, starting life after Kevin Durant with a win. Roberson, known for his defense, scored at a 4.8 point-per-game clip last season.
"He's hard to guard", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.
"The more we play and the more we start understanding the strengths of the team we'll be better at that", Brown said. But with the score close and the game in the balance, Westbrook was once the most singular point guard in the National Basketball Association. Embiid then gave Philadelphia a glimpse of the future as the Sixers' go-to player.