Sixers’ Joel Embiid Pulls Off Absolutely Historic Performance With Record-Setting 70 Points

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My man was cookin’!

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was utterly incredible Monday night, scoring a crazy 70 points and passing Wilt Chamberlain for the new franchise record for points scored in a game.

The Sixers defeated rookie Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs 133-123 at Wells Fargo Center. (RELATED: ‘Could Happen Soon’: Miami Heat Reportedly Close To Landing Terry Rozier In Blockbuster Trade With Charlotte Hornets)

What’s even wilder is that Embiid‘s stat line of 70 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists has never been done before in the history of the NBA, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information research. And on top of the career-high, franchise record and new league mark, Embiid’s 70 surpasses Giannis Antotokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), who previously held the record for the most points scored in a game this season with 64.

Near the end of the fourth quarter, Embiid got his 70th point when he hit a coast-to-coast layup, putting the cherry on top of a showing that saw him score an insane 24 first-quarter points, 34 first-half points and 59 points in the first three quarters, which ties a career high.


Truly a performance of greatness by Embiid, I was literally just hyping this guy up the other day…

And during the game against San Antonio…

Now he’s out here putting up 70 points … and woah, how bad of a look is this for Wembanyama?

He let this happen on his watch. Man, that’s gotta be rough. Oof.