The Chicago Bulls had the win in the bag. With three minutes left in the third quarter of Saturday’s road game against the Orlando Magic, they held an 89-64 lead and every ounce of momentum. But Bulls fans have seen this film before.
He'll have another chance to build his case for redemption when the Sixers look for their eighth consecutive victory as they host the Orlando Magic on Monday. "I think it's more of a motivation to go out there and try win the whole thing," Embiid said. "I guess that's the only way I'm probably going to get that respect.
After the return of Jonathan Isaac this past week, the Magic is as healthy as it has ever been, with only Chuma Okeke on the injury report as he recovers from knee surgery he had last month. Isaac's return means playing time is scarce in the frontcourt, and players like Mo Bamba are getting the short end of the stick. That's why Bleacher Report has listed Bamba as the player the team should dump going into the Feb. 9 trade deadline.