Paul Reed goes full Michael Jordan after taking revenge on Heat
The Philadelphia 76ers obtained revenge in opposition to the Miami Heat after an embarrassing loss. With Joel Embiid sitting out, the Sixers snapped a two-game dropping streak behind one other nice recreation from Tyrese Maxey and top-of-the-line performances ever from Paul Reed.
Reed was unbelievable, tallying 16 factors, a career-best 14 rebounds and two blocks on 7-10 taking pictures. He modified the sport along with his tenacity on the glass and his measurement on protection. He instructed reporters after the sport that he took this rematch with the Heat personally, channeling a Michael Jordan-like mindset after the Heat defeated the Sixers in Philadelphia on Monday.
“It felt wonderful. Truthfully, coming into this recreation, I used to be taking it private,” Reed mentioned after the Sixers win. “We misplaced to this group within the playoffs final 12 months and we misplaced to them the opposite evening. So, I actually had a chip on my shoulder tonight. I actually wished to show some extent.”
Doc Rivers beloved what he noticed from Reed off the bench. With P.J. Tucker elevated to the Sixers’ beginning lineup, Reed wanted to offer sturdy play off the bench, even in opposition to All-Star Bam Adebayo. He did just that.
“He was wonderful,” Rivers mentioned. “We didn’t just like the matchup with him on Bam. That’s why we began Tuck. After which, once they obtained rolling they usually put Bam in, I used to be sitting there with Tuck and I mentioned, ‘Let’s wait, let’s see. Let’s see what we will do right here.’ And he performed him effectively. These minutes had been superb for us.”
The Sixers have a tricky highway journey that might be made more durable if Embiid continues to take a seat out with left foot soreness. Rivers should rely on Paul Reed extra, which Reed proved he may do in opposition to Miami.