Philadelphia 76ers defeat Utah Jazz in a highly contested game. Joel Embiid carried Philadelphia throughout the game and scored more than half of the teams points. The game against Utah Jazz is one of Embiid’s most memorable performances ever. Jazz were in the game till the final 3 points before Embiid blocked two shots in back to back possessions.
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Joel Embiid scored 59 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks and is the first player in the league to score over 50 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks since blocks became an official stat in 1974. His performance powered Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-98 victory over the dominant Utah Jazz on Sunday. He scored 26 points in the last quarter.
Joel Embiid after recovering his illness clearly seemed to have regained his form. He dropped 42 points against Atlanta a night earlier. He was on a hot run against the Jazz and looked unstoppable in the 4th quarter.
The sixers were up by 101 -98 with 1:19 left on the game clock. Embiid blocked Collin Sexton’s 2 – point shot and then hit a 2 point jumper to seal the game. He made 19 of 28 shots from the floor and 20 of 24 free throws.
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Tyrese Maxey scored 18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Matisse Thybulle was effective on the defensive end with 6 rebounds, 5 steals and one block. Tobias Harris scored 8 points, 6 rebound and 2 assists.
Lauri Markkanen recorded yet another double double. He scored 15 points, 10 rebounds. Malik Beasley coming of bench was team’s top scorer with 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and one steal. Collin Sexton scored 15 points. Jordan Clarkson struggled to score against Philadelphia 76ers as he managed to score 12 points failing to shoot from the 3 point line.
Joel Embiid’s Records in the game against Jazz
- Joel Embiid becomes the 1st player to score more than 50 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks
- He scored the fifth most points in franchise history (59 Points)
- He is only the third player to score 100 plus points back to back since 1988
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz Post Match Interview
Joel Embiid after a dominating performance in the post match interview said
“My teammates knew who had the hot hand and they just had to feed me,”. When asked about his record breaking performance and featuring along the great’s of the game he said “Those are two legends that played here that I respect a lot and to be in that company means a lot,” “I still got a long ways to go.”
Embiid is one of the best center’s in the league and I think you can tell he’s hitting his grooveTyrese Maxey
I’ve never seen a more dominating performance when you combine defense and offense”Doc Rivers