Kawhi Leonard

3 observations: Joel Embiid, shorthanded Sixers escape Clippers at home

The Philadelphia 76ers were coming off a big win on Wednesday in order to be in the driver’s seat in the race for the Eastern Conference’s top seed in the playoffs.

They then found out they had to do battle with one of the West’s elite teams in the Los Angeles Clippers while missing three key players .

The attention he attracted was helpful in creating shots on the offensive end of the floor and Philadelphia was able to build a 20-3 lead early.

He did not score a single point, but the looks he created for his teammates were a key factor in being able to build that type of lead.

As long as they can shore up the transition defense, which was pretty good in this one, teams are going to have a tough time having to score on the Sixers on a consistent basis.

With Rivers turning to Korkmaz and Scott to start in this one, the Sixers needed those guys to shoot a bunch of triples.

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