Joel Embiid says the Knicks’ Game 2 win was totally unacceptable

In a post-game interview, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers expressed strong dissatisfaction with the ending of Game 2’s playoff game against the New York Knicks.

He labeled the final sequence, which saw the Knicks go on an 8-0 run, as “unacceptable.” Embiid also highlighted what he believed were missed fouls against his teammate Tyrese Maxey, suggesting that Maxey should have had opportunities at the free throw line.

The dramatic final moments of the game saw the Knicks rally from a five-point deficit, with Jalen Brunson hitting a crucial 3-pointer, followed by defensive plays from Josh Hart and Isaiah Hartenstein. Donte DiVincenzo’s go-ahead triple added intensity to the sequence, leaving an indelible mark on the game.

Despite the setback, Embiid remains optimistic about his team’s chances in the series, saying they should be tied 1-1 and expressing confidence in their ability to bounce back. Embiid’s individual performance, hampered by a knee injury sustained in Game 1, was commendable, but the lack of support from other players highlights an area of improvement for the 76ers moving forward.

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