Embiid, Simmons Reflect On Season Of Growth With Disappointing End

Dean Simpson
May 11, 2018

After last night's elimination game in Boston, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons walked up to All-Star center Joel Embiid, held out his hands, and told him there's going to be "a lot of rings" in their future.

Embiid got his own rebound after two missed shots, but then he lost the ball out of bounds as a result of a good defensive play by Celtics guard Terry Rozier.

Boston led 111-109, and after the game, Embiid - who would have gone to the line if the call was made - felt he was fouled.

The 76ers' hopes of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals were dashed in Wednesday's thrilling 114-112 game-five defeat, despite Embiid and Dario Saric each contributing 27 points to the cause. We definitely have more to show.

"Me and Ben have a lot of room to grow", Embiid said, according to Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver".

Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Ben Simmons had a hard start to the series and had one of his worst stretches of basketball play the entire season. "We're going to be fine".

The Celtics used an 8-0 run late in the fourth quarter to finish off the 4-1 series victory. "This is a process to get to the playoffs, we did it". "So, second series and I'm learning, there's a lot of things I learned this series that I didn't against Miami so that makes me a better player, so I'm grateful for those opportunities".

Simmons certainly felt like there was a lot more basketball left to be played, as he said: "The feeling right now is I didn't want to be done".

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