76ers center Joel Embiid says, “Raptors don’t care about winning”

76ers center Joel Embiid says, “Raptors don’t care about winning”

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid believes the Toronto Raptors don’t take the win as seriously as some others. After the Sixers’ 104-101 win in overtime on Monday, the five-time All-Star toasted Canada’s only NBA team. However, the context is also important.

“We always depend on him, especially me,” Embiid said of teammate De’Anthony Melton. “Actually all of them, because I know that as long as they shoot, if it’s him, Tobias [Harris]PJ [Tucker]James [Harden], boys come from the bank. As long as they keep shooting, whether I make it or not, it makes my job easier.”

According to some NBA betting sites, the 76ers have the 11th best odds to win the championship in 2023. Some sportsbooks give better odds to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets.

Joel Embiid said that guys like De’Anthony Melton who don’t lose confidence in their shot make his life easier, especially against a team like the Raptors.

“It seems like they don’t care about winning most of the time. They just want to take out the other star players.”

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“But when you play a team like Toronto, they don’t really care. It seems they mostly don’t care about winning,” Embiid continued. The Sixers star is averaging a career-high 33 points per game this season.

“They just want to take out the other star players. But if you play this, you have to be ready all night. You have to stay alert and have the confidence to just keep shooting and hoping when they come you can make it and he did that tonight.”

76ers center Joel Embiid believes the Raptors aren’t as interested in winning as other teams

In Monday night’s win against the Raptors, Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 28 points in 42 minutes. He recorded his 13th double-double of the season, finishing with 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals while shooting 6-of-16 (37.5%) off the floor and hitting two 3-pointers.

While Toronto overtook them 50-41, the Raptors struggled to parry their shots from long range. They shot 27.5% over the arc. And the 76ers shot an impressive 92.6% from the foul line.

The 76ers win 104-101 against the Raptors to improve to 17-12 overall. Joel Embiid & Tobias Harris are in the spotlight tonight

Emboid: 28p/11r/4a/2s

Harris: 21p / 4r / 5 3PM / 77.8% FG

— Coast 2 Coast (@Coast2CoastNBA) December 20, 2022

Harris hit a clutch 3-pointer with 2:12 in overtime. He finished his performance with 21 points, four boards, an assist and a steal while making five of his seven shot attempts from downtown. The win leaves the 76ers 17-12 and fifth overall in the Eastern Conference.

As for the Raptors, they’ve been awarded their sixth straight loss. They fell back to 13-18 for the season and the team is now 10th in the East standings.

“I like the way we hung out early, but we hung out and hung out and found a little track where we did a few,” said Raptors coach Nick Nurse. “I thought we were going to do some really good recordings. Probably not quite rewarded as a percentage for the quality of the recordings we made.”

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