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Joel Embiid posts nineteenth straight 30-point recreation, passes Elgin Baylor


Philadelphia 76ers heart Joel Embiid posted his nineteenth consecutive recreation with 30 or extra factors in Friday’s 124-109 win over the Orlando Magic, breaking a tie with Elgin Baylor for the sixth-longest streak in NBA historical past. Solely Wilt Chamberlain and James Harden have ever recorded longer streaks.

Chamberlain nonetheless holds the top-four longest streaks for video games with at the least 30 factors and 10 rebounds — 65 straight contests from Nov. 4, 1961-Feb. 22, 1962, 31 consecutive video games from Feb. 25, 1962-Dec. 8, 1962, 25 straight contests from Nov. 11, 1960-Dec. 27, 1960, and 20 consecutive video games from Jan. 30, 1964-March 1, 1964.

Per a number of NBA betting websites, the 76ers maintain fifth-shortest odds to win this season’s championship. Sportsbooks are displaying higher odds for the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Embiid, 29, amassed 36 factors, seven rebounds, two assists, and a season-high 4 steals in Philadelphia’s win over Orlando. Twenty-eight of his factors had been scored within the first half.

The 7-footer shot 12-of-22 (54.5%) from the ground, 1-of-2 (50%) past the arc, and he made all 11 free throws in 31 minutes of motion. The six-time All-Star didn’t play within the fourth quarter as nicely.

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey first duo to document eight 30-point video games in a season

Tyrese Maxey additionally scored 32 factors in 34 minutes performed. It was the duo’s eighth recreation this season with 30-plus factors every. Embiid and Maxey handed the mark initially set by Sixers duo Chamberlain and Hal Greer, who tallied over 30 factors collectively seven instances through the 1965-66 season.

“When the fourth quarter comes alongside, that’s his time,” Embiid mentioned of Maxey. “That’s who we should always belief with the ball. He’s our greatest participant, so we’ve received to ensure he will get the ball so he can rating and make performs for everyone else.”

This was the Sixers’ ninth straight street win with Embiid within the lineup. Philadelphia is 2-6 away with out him. Maxey has additionally scored 20 or extra factors in 11 straight video games.

“That’s a cool stat, for certain. Some unimaginable gamers there,” 76ers coach Nick Nurse mentioned. “I nonetheless say there’s much more ceiling there, particularly with Tyrese. However they need to be a fairly good combo for some time.”

Moreover, Embiid is averaging 35.1 factors, 11.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists in 30 video games this season. He’s simply the fourth participant in NBA historical past to common at the least 35 factors and 10 rebounds by his first 30 video games of a season, becoming a member of Chamberlain (5x), Baylor (1961-62), and Rick Barry (1966-67).

Embiid now has 1,053 factors by 30 video games this season. That’s the Tenth-most factors scored by an NBA participant of their first 30 video games of a season in NBA historical past. Solely 5 gamers have extra — Chamberlain (5x), Michael Jordan (2x), Baylor (1961-62), Barry (1966-67), and Harden (2019-20).

Chamberlain and Embiid are the one facilities to ever accomplish this feat.



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