Sixers podcast: Joel Embiid’s injury and Heat series preview

Tyrese Maxey, Sixers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Tyrese Maxey, Sixers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

After a Sixers series clinching victory in Toronto, Philadelphia fans are now focused on the next opponent, the Miami Heat. The Sixer Sense Podcast wraps up the Raptors series and then dives into the outlook and predictions related to the conference semifinals matchup.

On this episode, we welcome Aaron Palsgrove, site contributor, to team up with Lucas Johnson and Christopher Kline to recap that closing game in Toronto. As the 76ers launched a full fledged offensive assault on the Raptors in the second half of game six, advancing to the next round became more apparent. The podcast revisits the victory and unpacks the details associated with a solid road victory to close out the series.

With Joel Embiid hurt, can the Sixers still keep pace with the 1-seed Miami Heat?

The next topic revolves around the bad news about Joel Embiid‘s injury. If you have not heard, it is not just his thumb injury. He now has an orbital bone injury that was sustained in the final moments of the Toronto series. We open up discussion related to the play itself that led to Embiid’s injury, whether or not it was Doc Rivers’ fault for leaving the All-Star center in the game too long, and if Pascal Siakam committed a dirty foul in the process.

The podcast then examines aspects of the next series against the Miami Heat. The top Eastern Conference team for most of the season, Miami steamrolled through Atlanta and now faces the Sixers. We dissect various topics related to the matchup, including coaching strategies, personnel advantages, and injury updates for both teams.

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