Embiid Goes Crazy To Take Career Highs In Win Over Jazz


No doubt Joel Embiid will sleep well tonight after setting a career-high 59 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and seven blocks in the 105-98 win over Utah at Fargo Wells Center tonight.

In a ridiculous statistic, the center has racked up 101 points in less than 24 hours after their 121-109 win over the Hawks yesterday. Here’s another one: Since blocks became official in 1973-74, Embiid has become the first player in NBA history to record 50+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists, and 5+ blocks in a game AND he almost got a quadrupling of 60 points -double.

The Jazz didn’t make it easy for the big man, or his team for that matter, as they led just three points in the fourth quarter with less than three minutes to go.

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From then on, Embiid was the only Philly player to score until the final buzzer after both teams missed bucket after bucket, but Embiid managed to get a shot from ten feet high.

With 04:09 left to play, he made both free throws as the crowd chanted “MVP” and gave him a standing ovation after he scored 26 of their 27 runs in the fourth.

He was good for 78 of his team’s 105 points by own points or assists. He was also seen giving Lauri Markkanen some sort of pep talk in the last 20.5 on the free throw line and what do you know! Marraken missed them both.

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Earlier in the game, he scored 13 points in the first quarter and in the second quarter brought them back from a 14-point deficit, which only existed because he was resting on the bench. Honestly, what can’t this man do?

Sixers’ coach Doc Rivers right? didn’t think Embiid had over 50 points in him overnight as his form didn’t come early like the night before against Atlanta.

“I was thinking last night… because he started the game rolling,” Rivers said.

“Tonight he had five turnovers at half time.

“The Reason They Scored” [was] because they got offensive rebounds and turnovers and in the second half they didn’t get any offside rebounds, or that much, and he [Embiid] had zero turnover.”

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Until recently, Jazz was first seed in the West and in three of Philly’s last four games they defeated the top three teams (Suns, Atlanta and Jazz) in the Eastern and Western Conferences, which is a promising sign, especially considering they playing without All-Star James Harden (foot injury).

They will face arguably their biggest test yet on Friday, which is the Bucks’ powerhouse, but are blessed with a massive four days off first – enough for Embiid to recover and do it all over again.