Friday, May 27

Joel Embiid: Stats to know about the 76ers big man’s 50-piece career against Magic


On Wednesday night, Joel Embiid put on a show for the 76ers faithful at the Wells Fargo Center.

Tying a career high in points, the big man had a run game and led the team to a comfortable 123-110 victory. After trailing early by 10 in the first half, the 76ers took control of this game with a 47-point third quarter.

It was a game for the history of the center of the 76ers. A superhuman effort but if you ask him, it was “Okay”.

He’s clearly being modest. It was his dominant performance that pushed Mo Bamba’s career-high 32 points to the sidelines, 28 of which came in the first half.

Here are some all-time stats to know from Embiid’s monster showcase.

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50: Embiid’s career high

The 50 points tied Embiid’s personal record, a brand you first established 11 months ago against the Chicago Bulls. In this home game, the Cameroonian big man began his onslaught against the league’s worst Magic by scoring all but five of the 76ers’ points in the first quarter.

He scored 23 points in the third quarter, the same tally as the visitors, helping the 76ers turn the game around by outscoring the visitors by 24. The game ended in the fourth, with Embiid only adding three to his points. bill.

At the final buzzer, the 7-foot center also posted 12 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in incredible shooting efficiency (17-for-23). Just take a look at this shot graph:

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(NBA.com/stats)

This game extends Embiid’s MVP-level streak where he has scored 30 or more in 13 of 15 games, including 10 straight on the road.

2: Players to score 50 in under 28 minutes

Getting 50 points is a feat in itself, but this performance from Embiid stands out for an additional reason.

It took him just 27:03 minutes to reach the half-century mark, making him only the second player since 1982-83 to score 50 or more in under 28 minutes.

When considering his rebound count, Embiid’s 27 minutes are the least recorded to record a 50-point, 10-rebound game in the shot clock era (from 1954-55).

Another notable fact about this monstrous game is Embiid’s damage at the free throw line (15 of 17). He single-handedly made and attempted more free throws than the entire Magic team (12 of 16).

3: 76ers players with multiple 50-point games

This 50-point game puts the 76ers center alongside elite company.

joins the like Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson as the only players in franchise history with multiple 50-point games. Having said that, he has a long way to go to catch any of those big boys.

“Dominant in every way. Every shot was the right shot,” 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said, praising Embiid after the game.

for StatmuseChamberlain is the franchise leader in 50-point games with 11 while Iverson has 10.

1: Player with 50 points, 12 rebounds and 73% FG

Embiid is the first player since Michael Jordan in 1996 to post at least 50 points, 12 rebounds and shoot more than 73 percent from the field.

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He just becomes the ninth player in history with those numbers, the others being Wilt Chamberlain [8x]Karl Malone [2x], Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Truck Robinson, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley.

These last 15 games have really pushed Embiid into the MVP conversation, with an average of best league 33.0 points to go along with 10.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.5 blocks in shooting splits of 55/38/83.7. Not to mention the team’s record in this streak of 11-4, including a seven-game winning streak.




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