NBA: Joel Embiid stuns counters with insane stat line

Joel Embiid had a historic performance last night in the Philadelphia Sixers’ win over the Utah Jazz, with 59 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks in 36 minutes of play.

A play for history. Joel Embiid was on another planet last night when the Philadelphia Sixers took on the Utah Jazz. Just 24 hours after planting 42 points in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, the pivot shocked counters with an unreal stat line: 59 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks in 36 minutes of play. He scored 26 runs and dominated the fourth quarter. Of his team-high 27 points, 5 of his 7 blocks. Crucial performance in his family’s win over Utah (105-98).

Joel Embiid became the first player in NBA history to amass at least 50 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks since setting the NBA record in 1973-1974. He is the first player in 25 years to record a quarter with 20 points and 5 blocks. He became the fourth player to score 100 points or more in two consecutive games since the merger of the NBA and ABA (1976), following Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Bradley Beal.

“It’s not just about me. We did this as a team. Obviously, the coaches put me in good positions and my teammates gave me the ball. “I thought we had good spacing…like I said, all the credit goes to my teammates,” Joel Embiid said after the win.

As a reminder, the Philadelphia Sixers’ pivot requested and received French repatriation this summer. It is now possible for Vincent Collet to select him for the next international matches with the French basketball team, where Joel Embiid (2.13m), Rudy Gobert (2.18m) and Victor Wembanyama (2.21m) can form a hellish trio.

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