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Joel Embiid, Sixers' Big 4 Putting Raptors, Eastern Conference on Notice

Joel Embiid, Sixers' Big 4 Putting Raptors, Eastern Conference on Notice

If you sort every NBA player this season with 250-plus minutes by the average of their ranks in 10 catch-all metrics (real plus-minus, player impact plus-minus, box plus-minus, win shares per minute and game score per minute, as well as the cumulative variants of each), Embiid was No.

Prior to Game 3, Philadelphia had eight individual performances this postseason with a 20-plus Game Score.

"He is our crown jewel defensively," Brown told reporters after the game.

When the Raptors trimmed an 18-point lead in the second half all the way down to single digits, Philly's crown jewel helped turn momentum back around with emphatic blocks on Leonard and Pascal Siakam.

Leonard and Siakam have scored 62.7 percent of their team's points in Round 2.

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