— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 16, 2017
The big fella became the first Sixer to go over the 40-point mark since Allen Iverson did it in 2006.
Embiid loved his time in L.A., and says he wanted to put on a show in Hollywood.
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) November 17, 2017
Per the AP:
“Tonight we realized we had Joel Embiid, and he was just dominant,” said Sixers coach Brett Brown.
“I was just playing basketball and being aggressive, just like I was against the Clippers,” said Embiid, who played 31 games last season and averaged 20.2 points in his NBA debut.
The 23-year-old Embiid, who missed his first two seasons due to injury, set a career high with 16 rebounds against the Los Angeles Clippers in the same building Sunday, when he had 32 points in a 109-105 victory.
“I love LA,” Embiid said. “I love the Staples Center. I wanted to come out here and put on a show.”