Joel Embiid said he was well-prepared for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond -- trash talk and all. But Drummond didn't see Monday night's wake-up call coming, according to his Philadelphia 76ers counterpart. Embiid dominated the six-year veteran, scoring 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting to lift the 76ers to a 97-86 win at Detroit. Embiid told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he watched game footage of Drummond before the game and that it gave him the edge he needed. "Defensively, he doesn't play any defense," Embiid said of what he learned while studying Drummond, according to The Inquirer. By Embiid's reckoning, Drummond began the game with all the confidence of the player who, according to basketball-reference.com, led the NBA in defensive rating last season.
Joel Embiid calls defensive chops of Andre Drummond into question
ESPN | Oct 24