On the evening of Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers secured a victory against the Boston Celtics with a close score of 103-101 on their own turf in Pennsylvania. The superstar center of the team, Joel Embiid, put up a remarkable performance by scoring 52 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, dishing out six assists, and blocking two shots in a total of 39 minutes on the court. He also shot an outstanding 20/25 from the field, making NBA history with his impressive stat line. According to NBA history, Embiid became the second player in NBA history to record 50+ points, 10+ rebounds. And 5+ assists in a game while shooting 80%+ from the field. Alongside the legendary Wilt Chamberlain who did it twice.
Embiid, who was previously a standout basketball player at the University of Kansas, is continuing his excellent form this season. Averaging 33.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steal. And 1.7 blocks per game in 65 games while shooting 54.7% from the field. With these statistics, there is a high probability that he could win his first NBA MVP award. Additionally, the Philadelphia 76ers are currently one of the top teams in the NBA. Ranking third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 52-27 in 79 games.
The team has also won 29 out of the 30 games they have played on their home court in Philadelphia, which is a remarkable achievement. Embiid has played his entire professional career with the 76ers, and despite their strong performances in recent years. They have never advanced past the second round of the NBA playoffs. However, the 76ers are looking like they could be a serious contender in the 2023 playoffs.
On the other hand. The Boston Celtics, who are second in the Eastern Conference, fell to a record of 54-25 after the defeat to the 76ers.