PHILADELPHIA — The demolition of an eager but thoroughly outmatched Marc Gasol was not completed until Joel Embiid brought out the windmill. That symbolic punctuation to an already decided Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals looked like this:
With 5 minutes 30-some seconds left in the fourth quarter, Embiid caught a pass from Ben Simmons behind the 3-point line, ball-faked an onrushing, lumbering Gasol, took one lane-consuming dribble and threw down a contest-worthy windmill dunk, setting off a celebratory frolic to the far side of the floor.
There went Embiid, arms extended, befitting a young man in full flight. He cupped his ear to an eruptive Wells Fargo Center crowd, à la Allen Iverson, the little giant who once flamboyantly roamed this arena.
“Theatrics,” Embiid would call his last impression of a 33-point, 10-rebound, 5-block virtuoso performance in a 116-95 victory that gave his Philadelphia 76ers a 2-1 series lead over Toronto’s bewildered Raptors on Thursday night.
“I think for everybody that knows me, I need it. When I have fun, my game just changes. I’m always told that if I don’t smile during the game, I’m either having a bad game or I’m not into it.”
Embiid in fanciful fun mode is always the factor that makes the 76ers the most entertaining and intriguing of the remaining conference contenders. He is also the definitive answer to the question of whether a traditional center can still be the dictator of yore in a contemporary N.B.A. ruled by 3-point marksmen of all shapes and sizes.
Of course, Gasol’s hapless late lunge was made necessary because the 7-foot, 250-plus-pound Embiid also happens to possess a soft touch from deep. So what do you do with a guy who makes 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point line, whose footwork and agility are such that he can navigate the paint like a small forward but with the size and power to coerce 13 free throws, of which he made 12?
“Dominant, from the beginning of the game to the end,” said Greg Monroe, Embiid’s 28-year-old backup. “He’s a special player, no doubt about it. When he plays like that, he changes the game.”
In Toronto, in Games 1 and 2, Embiid was more wallflower than man in full bloom, shooting a combined 7 for 25 from the floor, frustrated by the Raptors’ defensive energy, while setting off additional speculation about the condition of his chronically achy knees.
Health has been and may always be an issue for Embiid, a 25-year-old Cameroonian, but his “crown-jewel” talent, as described by his coach, Brett Brown, has never been in doubt.
In a long playoff series, which this still has the potential to be, no game other than a clincher should be weighed too heavily. But it’s clear that Embiid at his best or near-best is an unsolvable problem for the Raptors, who have .7 million in 2018-19 payroll invested in the declining Gasol, 34, and Serge Ibaka.
Embiid, meanwhile, was reminding Monroe of Hakeem Olajuwon with his dominance on both ends, including a payback rejection of Pascal Siakam after the Raptors forward’s blatant trip of Embiid earned him a flagrant fourth-quarter foul.
“I mean, the Dream, off the top of my head, the similarities, that would probably be the guy I’d think of,” Monroe said. “The skills, size, plays great at both ends. Step out and shoot the jumper, post moves.”
History is in the eye of the beholder, and no one in the arena has seen more of it than Sonny Hill, an impresario of the Philadelphia basketball scene and a staple in the 76ers’ locker room dating to the 1960s.
Hill spent a good while with Embiid after the game, suggesting he put the night behind him and not assume Game 4 on Sunday will be a mirror image. The great ones, Hill said, all understood the fleeting nature of playoff success.
“What people don’t understand is that he’s still learning to play the game,” Hill said. “On a scale of 10, he’s probably a 6. He’s got another notch or two to go in terms of his development. He’s still learning how to play in the low post. But he has the ability to put the ball on the floor and get a shot. He can stand still and get a shot. He can run the floor. He doesn’t block shots like Wilt and Bill Russell but does intimidate. If we look at this era of basketball, he is the most well-rounded center that we have.”
It was an understatement on a night when Embiid displayed multiple skills and moves: a right-side drive and a no-look over-the-shoulder pass to Jimmy Butler for a layup; a difficult catch of a bounce pass from Butler in the lane before levitating for a score. All of the offensive fireworks were appreciated by Brown, who nonetheless preferred to dwell on Embiid’s interior defense.
He had plenty of help at the offensive end from Butler (22 points) and others, while the Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard was left to wonder what happened to his 58-win team, with the exception of Siakam.
After dropping another 33 points, Leonard is averaging 37 for the series on 60 percent shooting, a Bernard King-mimicking maestro of the midrange. But the minute he went to the bench to start the fourth quarter, the 76ers went on an 11-0 run to blow the game open. He won’t be enough without much more help and unless Gasol vs. Embiid becomes a fairer fight.
Back in the locker room, while waiting on Embiid to go to the interview room in tandem, Butler yelled out: “He windmilled so he can decide when to go. But the second he says some bull, I’ll be out of there — and you know he will.”
Perhaps mindful of Hill’s advice, Embiid was uncharacteristically bland.
“Great player, have a lot of respect for him,” he said of Gasol. “But it’s a team game.”B:
红姐妹【林】【亦】【曼】【看】【到】【此】【刻】【的】【夜】【北】【辰】，【想】【到】【他】【所】【经】【历】【的】【事】，【十】【分】【心】【疼】【他】，【也】【舍】【不】【得】【让】【他】【为】【难】【下】【去】。 “【其】【实】【我】【有】【一】【个】【办】【法】【能】【解】【决】【你】【的】【问】【题】。”【林】【亦】【曼】【依】【然】【冷】【静】【地】【和】【夜】【北】【辰】【说】【着】。 【夜】【北】【辰】【听】【到】【她】【的】【话】，【一】【想】【刚】【才】【祖】【母】【的】【神】【情】，【也】【猜】【到】【林】【亦】【曼】【是】【不】【接】【受】【他】【的】。 【离】【开】【他】……【就】【是】【她】【解】【决】【的】【办】【法】【吧】！ “【夜】【北】【辰】，【我】【只】【和】【你】【说】【一】
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【独】【孤】【九】【灵】【有】【点】【小】【忧】【伤】，【本】【以】【为】【出】【了】【齐】【云】【派】【就】【可】【以】【将】【叶】【梵】【羽】【两】【人】【拐】【回】【圣】【天】【教】，【没】【想】【到】……【她】【居】【然】【找】【不】【到】【回】【去】【的】【路】【了】！！！ 【本】【教】【主】【心】【好】【累】！ 【所】【以】，【本】【教】【主】【决】【定】【躺】【尸】，【被】【叶】【梵】【羽】【拐】【走】。 【他】【们】【这】【一】【行】【四】【人】，【在】【叶】【梵】【羽】【的】【带】【领】【下】，【正】【不】【知】【道】【往】【哪】【个】【方】【向】【走】，【唯】【一】【知】【道】【方】【向】【的】，【估】【计】【是】【叶】【梵】【羽】【了】。 【这】【就】【是】【被】【卖】【了】【还】【帮】
《【老】【公】【竟】【然】【活】【了】【几】【千】【年】》【完】【结】【啦】！【感】【谢】【大】【家】【一】【直】【以】【来】【地】【支】【持】，【虽】【然】【都】【是】【我】【单】【机】，【很】【高】【兴】【认】【识】【各】【位】【小】【阔】【爱】！ 【本】【书】【完】【结】，【新】【书】【已】【经】【已】【经】【上】QQ【阅】【读】【啦】！ 【新】【书】《【在】【大】【佬】【身】【边】【保】【命】【的】【日】【子】》，【各】【位】【小】【阔】【爱】【赶】【紧】【来】【围】【观】【呀】！【收】【藏】，【推】【荐】【票】、【各】【种】【五】【星】【好】【评】【通】【通】【砸】【过】【来】【吧】！【我】【很】【喜】【欢】【哒】～ 【新】【书】【简】【介】： 【云】【暖】【锦】【觉】【得】【抱】【紧】红姐妹“【儿】【啊】！【儿】【啊】！” “【你】【不】【要】【叫】【了】【好】【不】【好】，【难】【道】【你】【不】【知】【道】【你】【叫】【的】【很】【难】【听】【吗】？” 【朱】【小】【郎】【本】【来】【就】【被】【这】【雷】【电】【弄】【得】【有】【些】【烦】【躁】【的】【心】【情】，【在】【这】【驴】【子】【五】【次】【三】【番】【的】【的】【挑】【衅】【下】，【更】【加】【暴】【躁】【了】，【他】【现】【在】【真】【的】【恨】【不】【得】【跳】【过】【去】【给】【这】【头】【蠢】【驴】【来】【上】【几】【巴】【掌】。 “【儿】【啊】！【儿】【啊】！【儿】【啊】！” 【可】【是】【令】【朱】【小】【郎】【没】【想】【到】【的】【是】，【在】【听】【到】【了】【朱】【小】【郎】【的】【话】【之】【后】
【本】【章】【设】【为】【防】【盗】【章】【节】，【看】【到】【本】【提】【示】，【请】【明】【早】【九】【点】【以】【后】【清】【除】【缓】【存】【再】【看】，【谢】【谢】 【请】【支】【持】【正】【版】！ == 【皇】【夜】【阑】【一】【路】【悄】【无】【声】【息】【地】【跟】【在】【黎】【梦】【雨】【身】【后】，【最】【后】【隐】【于】【走】【廊】【拐】【角】【处】，【见】【证】【了】【事】【情】【的】【全】【部】【经】【过】。 【在】【黎】【梦】【雨】【被】【白】【牧】【遥】【叫】【住】【时】，【她】【不】【知】【道】，【走】【廊】【拐】【角】【这】【边】【的】【低】【气】【压】【甚】【至】【能】【让】【空】【气】【里】【结】【出】【冰】【渣】。 【这】【是】【今】【天】【第】【二】【次】，【黎】【梦】
“【我】【是】【谁】？” “【我】【是】【谁】？” “【我】【是】【谁】？” …… 【人】【造】【机】【器】【人】【中】【士】【抬】【起】【自】【己】【的】【机】【械】【手】【臂】，【不】【断】【向】【自】【己】【的】【脸】【部】【砸】【去】，【发】【出】【机】【械】【碰】【撞】【的】【声】【音】。 【不】【一】【会】【儿】，【机】【械】【人】【中】【士】【的】【脸】【上】【就】【伤】【痕】【累】【累】，【它】【脸】【上】【的】【玻】【璃】【碎】【裂】【了】，【金】【属】【制】【的】【面】【具】【也】【出】【现】【了】【扭】【曲】。 【不】【过】【机】【械】【人】【中】【士】【却】【依】【然】【不】【管】【不】【顾】，【机】【械】【抬】【起】【自】【己】【的】【机】【械】【手】
【真】【正】【好】【的】【营】【销】【政】【策】【不】【仅】【是】【把】【货】【卖】【出】【去】、【把】【钱】【赚】【回】【来】，【还】【应】【该】【努】【力】【在】【厂】【家】【和】【商】【家】【之】【间】【建】【立】【稳】【固】、【诚】【信】【和】【互】【惠】【互】【利】【的】【合】【作】【关】【系】，【只】【有】【厂】【家】【与】【营】【销】【商】【实】【现】【多】【赢】，【才】【能】【确】【保】【生】【意】【做】【得】【长】【久】。 【唐】【蕶】【薇】【则】【认】【为】，【如】【果】【在】【合】【作】【中】【不】【懂】【得】【保】【障】【他】【人】【的】【利】【益】，【最】【后】【必】【然】【是】【自】【己】【的】【利】【益】【也】【会】【遭】【受】【更】【大】【的】【损】【失】。 【就】【好】【比】【如】【安】【海】【电】【器】【城】【为】【例】