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Embiid ties Kareem, ups 30-10 go to 13 straight

  • ESPN News Services

Dec 22, 2023, 11:20 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA– Joel Embiid played through an ankle injury to press his 30-10 streak to 13 video games, ending up with 31 points and 10 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 121-111 success over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Embiid scored all 31 points after landing awkwardly attempting to obstruct a shot with 5:25 left in the very first quarter.

The 30-10 streak is the longest in the NBA given that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it for 16 straight video games in 1971-72. Simply 2 other gamers in league history have actually taped 30 points and 10 rebounds in a minimum of 13 directly– Elgin Baylor (15 straight in 1961-62) and Wilt Chamberlain (6 various times).

Embiid likewise scored 30 points or more in 14 straight video games, the most in the NBA because James Harden had a 32-game run in 2018-19.

Through the 25 video games he’s played this season, the star huge guy has actually built up some ostentatious numbers. Of note:

– He’s the very first gamer to tape 850 points, 250 rebounds and 150 helps through his very first 25 video games.

– He’s the very first gamer to score 30-plus points in 20 of his very first 25 video games given that Michael Jordan in 1986-87.

– He’s the 4th gamer to typical 1 point per minute in a minimum of 25 video games in the shot-clock age, signing up with Chamberlain, Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Embiid had an early scare Friday. He quickly went to the locker space after scoring simply 2 points in the very first quarter however returned in the 2nd and had 11 points at halftime.

“I saw that I wasn’t being aggressive,” Embiid stated. “But then I let the video game pertained to me. I didn’t require shots and in the 3rd quarter I had the ability to get a couple of shots to go.”

The ruling NBA MVP was significantly hobbling and recoiled occasionally and preferred his best leg, however it didn’t slow him in the 2nd half. He likewise had 9 helps and 4 blocks.

Embiid didn’t wish to speak about his ankle after the video game.

“I do not understand,” he stated. “I’ll get it took a look at. We’ll see.”

Philadelphia coach Nick Nurse validated that it was an ankle injury however didn’t use a lot more.

“Obviously, he remained in the video game and it didn’t alter his rotation at all,” Nurse stated. “But he played through it and I’m quite sure he’ll ache tomorrow. We’ll need to monitor it over the next couple days before we get on the airplane [to Miami]”

Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey each had 33 points, the 2nd time in franchise history 3 gamers have actually scored 30-plus points in a video game. The other remained in 1961 when Dick Barnett, Hal Greer and Dolph Schayes did it for the Syracuse Nationals.

Harris scored 24 points in the very first half.

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