76ers star Joel Embiid made history on Monday night with a win over the Spurs.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was clearly influenced by his relationship with the next big thing, 20-year-old rookie Victor Vunbanyama, during Monday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs (Victor Wembanyama)’s showdown. Wembunama may have a bright future, but Embiid is proof of the fact that there are levels of superstars in the NBA, and the Spurs rookie isn’t quite there yet.
The 76ers star scored a career-high 70 points to go along with 18 rebounds and five assists in the 133-123 win, in which the reigning MVP produced some impressive record, allowing people to see how historic his performance on Monday was. It’s against the Spurs tonight.
Joel Embiid becomes just the second player A player in NBA history who scored at least 65 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists in a single game became the only player with Michael Jordan to do this. People may remember that Jordan scored a career-high 69 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1990. For the 76ers star, only the greatest of all time could achieve that in a single game. The results are simply astonishing.
That being said, Embiid now has the first 70/15/5 game in NBA history, according to StatMuse; only 14 players in NBA history have scored over 70 points (including the 76ers star’s latest masterpiece), This achievement illustrates exactly this one of a kind Embiid is in the stat sheet-stuffing department.
Embiid’s record-setting streak doesn’t end there.The reigning MVP scored his 69th and 70th points of the night on a breakaway layup over Keldon Johnson to help the 76ers Franchise Records The player with the highest score in a single game. Considering how many scoring legends the 76ers have had throughout their illustrious history (Allen Iverson, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, etc.) It’s never easy for a superstar.
Joel Embiid is in MVP form, and when he’s in it, there’s simply no stopping him. He’s very fluid for his size, he can hit bully shots, and he can get to the free throw line with ease. There may not be a scarier team in the NBA when Embiid is out there playing like this.