And that limit frustrated the Sixers center quite a bit right before the second overtime of Wednesday nights home game against the Memphis Grizzlies . Extra resourcesShortly after missing a very tough potential winner at the OT buzzer, Embiid ventured over to the Philly bench and engaged in conversation with a team doctor. He must have informed Joel he was already at 27 minutes, because the 22-year-old was not happy to learn he wasnt going out to try to extend the teams winning streak to three games. Take a look: Whether due to Embiids absence or not, the Sixers fell behind the Grizzlies early in the second OT on their way to a 104-99 loss . Embiid could be seen asking his coaches to go back in during the final minute, but Brett Brown and his staff did not submit despite being locked in a one-possession game. foot surgery big toe jointYet Brown did welcome Embiids passion: “Brett, if you could have played Embiid in the 2nd overtime, would it have made a difference?” Brown: “Yes.” Says he respects Embiid’s anger Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) November 24, 2016 Embiid surely would have helped, but there was really no reason for Brown to bring him back into the game. The Sixers are not likely to challenge for a playoff berth this season and have to continue to think long-term. Embiid is still only in the early part of his career and should not push himself too hard when the potential rewards are so minor. As such, he had to settle for a frustrating loss in which he put up 12 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, and seven turnovers. [ Follow Dunks Dont Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] The good news here is that there doesnt seem to be a looming controversy. Embiid got mad because he wanted to win a game, not because he felt he was being unfairly constrained.
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