Joel Embiid put up an insane statline of 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, leading the Philadelphia Sixers to a 115-109 win.
#Sixers Joel Embiid was first player in NBA history with at least 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks and seven assists in a game. He was first Sixer with at least 40 points since Allen Iverson had 45 in 2006.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) November 16, 2017
Embiid became the first Sixer since Allen Iverson in 2006 to score at least 40 points.
“I was just playing basketball basically,” Embiid said of being in a groove. “They just kept throwing the ball to me in the post. And I kept finding new ways to score the ball and I went to the free-throw line. That’s where I was best at last year. I felt like today I did a great job.”
The Eurostep and Hakeem Olajuwan’s ‘Dream Shake’ were two of the many moves he used to score against the Lakers.
“I wish I could have had a quadruple-double with blocks, shoutout [Miami Heat center] Hassan Whiteside,” Embiid said. “But like I said, I just went out there and played basketball and played the right way. I wasn’t forcing nothing, Playing with my teammates, passing the ball.”