With an unforgettable performance of 59 points, Joel Embiid made NBA history this Sunday, November 13, after becoming the first player to exceed 50 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks in a single game, something that has given what to talk about.
The Cameroonian center was the ideal leader of the Philadelphia 76ers in their 105-98 victory against the Utah Jazz, in a new NBA day, which always leaves a story to be told and this time, as expected, it was not the exception, with the French nationalized Cameroonian as the main protagonist.
The 59 points represent a new personal scoring record for an Embiid who scored 26 of his team’s 27 points in the fourth quarter, being, without a doubt, the great figure in terms of statistics and performance on the court.
In any case, Embiid has multiplied in recent games without the injured James Harden and his exhibition this Sunday came just 24 hours after he scored 42 points on Saturday in the Sixers’ victory against the Atlanta Hawks.
These two consecutive victories -with the best version besides Embiid- have brought some peace to the Sixers (7-7) who had started the season with poor sensations.
On the other hand, Darius Garland’s 51 points were insufficient to prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from suffering their first loss of the season at home by losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-124.
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