The James Harden-Joel Embiid duo is starting to do serious damage

Small comeback: Returned to overweight after being claimed off Houston in December 2020. James Harden scored 44 points for his big comeback, on the floor of the Blazers. He would go on to put up 34 and 33 points in two games before finally being traded to the Nets shortly after.

More than ever, despite his bad form, one could believe that James Harden will remain a scorer for the rest of his life and will have a hard time chasing this naturalness. A little over three years later, still on the Portland side, it’s clear that “The Beard” is thriving and headed in the right direction.

The NBA’s leading passer was paired with the second leading scorer

Since arriving in Philadelphia, he hasn’t shot this low since 2012, when he was still the Thunder’s 6th man. Conversely, his assist-to-turnover ratio continues to improve. During Tyrese Maxey’s injury, his creative role was reinforced as he repeated tonight with 14 offers for his 73rd career triple in a perfectly controlled 105-95 success and finish. Since the start of 2023, he has averaged or surpassed 11 assists seven times in ten games and is actually the NBA’s leading passer with 11.2 assists per game compared to Tyrese Haliburton’s 10.2.

“I try to make my teammates better”he reacted when told he passed Muggsy Bogues to become the 23rd best passer in NBA history. I’m starting to overtake players with the number of games I play. It’s just a small thing, but it’s nice to play and fulfill myself as one of the best creators and scorers in this league.

It was worth another visit Joel Embiidleading scorer of the night and head of the Sixers who knows how valuable a teammate’s contribution can be.

“I don’t want to have too much credit because everything depends on it”Joel Embiid said this week. “It’s amazing that he’s in Philly, he just makes it easier for everybody, including me.”

All dreams are allowed

Joel Embiid thinks he can finally hold his hand alter ego To the Sixers who can take this team to the next level and aim for the NBA Finals. For his part, James Harden believes he’s never had the chance to win an NBA title like he did this year. “He’s on top, that’s for sure” responded to ESPN. “We had some really good teams in OKC. Also in Houston in 2018. But this team is the team that I have the best chance of winning. »

Things are going smoothly between the two men from the City of Brotherly Love, and the results are there to prove it.

“I’ve always said that if you have two guys with a high basketball IQ, anything can work out. He makes my life easier, and I’m sure I make it easier for him, but we still have a long way to go. We know how good we can be and we will continue to improve.”Joel Embiid continued.

Philadelphia’s next three games will give us a clearer picture of the franchise’s ambitions for the second half of the season, as this Saturday comes two shockers at home against Brooklyn and Denver, who are 3rd in the East after a recent trip to Sacramento. , leader of the Western Conference.

James Harden Percent It bounces
The season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2009-10 OK 76 23 40.3 37.5 80.8 0.6 2.6 3.2 1.8 2.6 1.1 1.4 0.3 9.9
2010-11 OK 82 27 43.6 34.9 84.3 0.5 2.6 3.1 2.2 2.5 1.1 1.3 0.3 12.2
2011-12 OK 62 31 49.1 39.0 84.6 0.5 3.6 4.1 3.7 2.4 1.0 2.2 0.2 16.8
2012-13 HOO 78 38 43.8 36.8 85.1 0.8 4.1 4.9 5.8 2.3 1.8 3.8 0.5 25.9
2013-14 HOO 73 38 45.6 36.6 86.6 0.8 3.9 4.7 6.1 2.4 1.6 3.6 0.4 25.4
2014-15 HOO 81 37 44.0 37.5 86.8 0.9 4.7 5.7 7.0 2.6 1.9 4.0 0.7 27.4
2015-16 HOO 82 38 43.9 35.9 86.0 0.8 5.3 6.1 7.5 2.8 1.7 4.6 0.6 29.0
2016-17 HOO 81 36 44.0 34.7 84.7 1.2 7.0 8.1 11.2 2.7 1.5 5.7 0.5 29.1
2017-18 HOO 72 35 44.9 36.7 85.8 0.6 4.8 5.4 8.8 2.4 1.8 4.4 0.7 30.4
2018-19 HOO 78 37 44.2 36.8 87.9 0.9 5.8 6.6 7.5 3.1 2.0 5.0 0.7 36.1
2019-20 HOO 68 37 44.4 35.5 86.5 1.0 5.5 6.6 7.5 3.3 1.8 4.5 0.9 34.3
2020-21 * All Teams 44 37 46.6 36.2 86.1 0.8 7.1 7.9 10.8 2.3 1.2 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21 * BRK 36 37 47.1 36.6 85.6 0.8 7.7 8.5 10.9 2.4 1.3 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21 * HOO 8 36 44.4 34.7 88.3 0.6 4.5 5.1 10.4 1.8 0.9 4.3 0.8 24.8
2021-22 * All Teams 65 37 41.0 33.0 87.7 0.9 6.9 7.7 10.3 2.4 1.3 4.4 0.6 22.0
2021-22 * BRK 44 37 41.4 33.2 86.9 1.0 7.0 8.0 10.2 2.4 1.3 4.8 0.7 22.5
2021-22 * PHL 21 38 40.2 32.6 89.2 0.6 6.5 7.1 10.5 2.3 1.2 3.4 0.2 21.1
2022-23 PHL 29 37 44.5 38.2 87.1 0.6 5.8 6.3 11.1 2.1 1.3 3.5 0.6 21.7
General 971 35 44.2 36.2 86.0 0.8 4.9 5.6 6.9 2.6 1.5 3.8 0.5 24.8

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