Joel Embiid on Game 1 Loss vs Celtics: ‘I Was S–tty. I Thought We Were All Bad’

Joel Embiid on Game 1 Loss vs Celtics: ‘I Was S–tty. I Thought We Were All Bad’

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The Boston Celtics poured in 117 points in their convincing 16-point victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series Monday, and big man Joel Embiid pointed the blame at his team’s defense.

As Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated shared (NSFW language), Embiid said, “It starts on defense. I thought I was s–tty. I thought we were all bad tonight. That’s not who we are, definitely. When everybody is on, we’re the best defensive team in the game.”

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