The Philadelphia 76ers welcomed Joel Embiid on Monday when they hosted the Atlanta Hawks, and the big guy came back with a bang, scoring 30 points on 9-of-18 shooting with eight rebounds and seven assists. He made a huge play throughout the game, and the Sixers shot down by Hawks 104-101 in his return.
Embiid was able to carry Philadelphia at night from both sides indeed. He was two big buckets late to give the Sixers the lead, and then, on the other hand, he interrupted a pass that Trae Young and Clint Capela often do for the Hawks in pick-and-roll. The big guy timed the game perfectly and ruined Atlanta’s chances of regaining the lead.
As usual, NBA Twitter reacted to the return of Embiid and how the Sixers have fared at home.