Joel Embiid Passes Wilt Chamberlain for Second Most 40-Point Games in 76ers History
Passing Wilt Chamberlain in any raw statistical list is a noteworthy accomplishment. The two-time champion is one of the greatest scorers of all time and has this mythical energy around him because his name is attached to nearly every record in the history of the NBA.
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Joel Embiid passes Wilt Chamberlain for the 2nd most 40+ point games in @Sixers franchise history. pic.twitter.com/IAAKfRm3RF
Well, one of Chamberlains’ many, many, many achievements has been knocked down after 76ers center Joel Embiid posted 48 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks against the Wizards. The stat line gives him the second most 40-point outings in 76ers franchise history. Embiid scored 40 points for the sixth time this season and the 32nd overall in his career.
Embiid will now be chasing former MVP Allen Iverson for the franchise record of 76 games with at least 40 points. Iverson owns the record after playing 12 seasons and 722 regular-season games. The Process has played seven seasons and has suited up in 352 games.
Embiid and the 76ers will look to get back on track with a win when they play the Pelicans on the road.