His GameScore was 21.8, second only to Tatum in the series. He was the only Sixers whos ORTG was larger than his DRTG over the series.
Clever work using TS%, a stat inflated by foul shooting, instead of his pretty pathetic EFG% of 48.6% (around 4% lower than the league average).
In 36.2 mpg, Embiid averaged 30 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 1.5 spg, 1.3 bpg, and 1.3 apg with a TS% of 60.0% in the playoffs. I wouldn't exactly say they handled him. That in fact seems like the exact opposite of handling.
Also on Turner, I keep reading that he canít cover Bam.That doesn't come as much of a surprise to me to be honest, but my concerns about Turner lie elsewhere.
In this yearís playoffs when matched up he held Bam to 8.0 points per game on 41.9% shooting and only 1.5 FTAs per game.
He matches up poorly against Embiid. Nearly a foul a minute of being his direct match-up, Embiid averaged 11.5PPG against Turner despite only being his direct opponent for 4.6MPG:
He also gets similarly dominated by Andre Drummond: https://go.nba.com/m7fb
Seems to be poor against the real powerhouse bigs
Luckily, Theis and the Celts can handle Embiid with our without Turner.
Also conveniently ignored his assist:to ratio of 0.34:1, his averaging of nearly 5 fouls per game and his really poor defence by his standards. He also got swept, so...
And since when is getting to the line a bad thing. He shot 59 foul shots in a 4 game series because unlike the original proposition, Theis, Kanter, and company couldn't handle him. They let him do whatever he wanted. His TOV% was actually lower in the series than it was in the regular season. His FG% was down, but that was a result of him not shooting well at all from 3 as his 2PT% was identical in the regular season and post season at 51.7%.
Embiid had a field day in the series. Boston couldn't stop him at all. He got tired because he was the only Sixer, aside from Shake Milton, that was seemingly playing basketball at all in the series. Everyone else was atrocious, Embiid was not.
Lol, dude, game score? Seriously? That metric is just a lame attempt by John Hollinger to mash all the basic box score numbers into one.
His TOV% was lower, you're correct. Lower by less than 1%. His assist % was also lower. Lower by 9.4%. I can't seriously believe you'd argue that his passing and turnovers weren't an issue.
Do you think that maybe beating Embiid up with fouls and making him accountable on defence (where he was way less of an impact than he should be) could have forced him into taking threes on weak legs? He was also playing much more minutes than he physically is able to, and so he was a brick-laying machine in the last two games.
He wasn't atrocious. But the coaching staff were obviously happy to let him flail around in the key as much as he wanted because his passing sucks, and by extension he didn't impact winning as much as he should.