Echoing sentiments he has had throughout the season, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid called for more shots after his team's 109-101 Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics Monday.
Embiid scored 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first quarter after getting a number of early opportunities in the post. But the Celtics brought double-teams to force turnovers and Embiid ended up with just 15 shots for the game, finishing with 26 points and 16 rebounds.
"Obviously not enough [shots]," Embiid said. "I've got to be more aggressive. Maybe we need to call some more plays but I don't know. That's another thing we've got to fix going into Game 2."
The Celtics, who are at a size disadvantage and often struggle with bruising centers, had a game plan ready. They pressured the ball on the perimeter to make it harder to get passes in to Embiid, and then when he got it inside, Boston would routinely bring the doubles from his blind side.