Immense performance of the Cameroonian pivot, who scored 56% of his team's points while ensuring a great defensive volume, to ensure the victory in "back-to-back" (105-98).
The Philadelphia 76ers don’t need to emulate any other NBA team. Not after the dominant run they had on Wednesday night against Orlando Magic that led to a blowout 105-98 win. The fourth quarter was a wipeout with the 76ers attacking at will and the Magic having no answer for their MVP candidate, Joel Embiid.
Joel Embiid has been on fire lately, and it's showing.
In the space of 24 hours, he scored 101 points—more than any other player has scored in a single day in NBA history. He had 42 points against the Hawks, then followed up with 59 against the Jazz. In total, he made 24 of his 27 free throws (92%). And he did it all while tallying 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks.
But that's not all! While this second performance was certainly impressive, it will also go down in history for another reason: it was the first time a player has ever compiled more than 50 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks in one game.
A small biography of Joel Embiid
Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian-American basketball player who was born in Cameroon on March 16th, 1994. He has both French and American nationalities. Since 2022, he has played as a pivot for the Philadelphia 76ers, but during this time, he has missed his first two seasons due to injury and several operations. In 2016-2017, he made his NBA debut after missing two years because of injury. The following season, he participated in his first All-Star Game.