Joel Embiid Hangs 46-15-7-7 on the Lakers

by November 16, 2017

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.

Embiid became the first Sixer since Allen Iverson in 2006 to score at least 40 points.

Ben Simmons added 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, while Lonzo Ball struggled in the much-hyped matchup finishing with just two points on 1-for-9 shooting.


“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.”