Joel Embiid finished with 31 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks in just 26 minutes of action and led the 76ers to a comfortable 111:91 victory in Houston.
The 76ers have now won the top seven seasons in a row, led by Embiid, who is starting to build an MVP event with an incredible 10 games.
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Embiid has been embarrassed in the last 10 games with an average of 32.6 points per game and 10.0 rebounds during the period, which highlights how much the 76ers rely on him to win matches.
“We had to do it in many different ways,” 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said after the match. “I think our boys have finally found a way to play no matter who’s on the court – and that’s why we win matches.”
Equally important, Embiid reached the free throw line in this section as well, averaging 11.7 attempts per game. Against the Rockets in Houston, he went perfectly 13 out of 13 from the line. He soon dominated, scoring 17 points in the first quarter.
Embiid has now made nine FTs in three quarters. No other @NBA the player has done so more than once this season.
h / t @Stathead
– Sixers Stats (@SixersStats) January 11, 2022
Embiid has now scored 30 or more in nine straight road games, a franchise record. He beat Allen Iverson’s series of eight games from November 16, 2005 to December 10, 2005.
In total, he has scored 30 or more in seven games in a row, just one short distance from the franchise record, and in nine of the last 10 games.
Joel Embiid finished 31 points tonight. He joined Allen Iverson (4x) and Wilt Chamberlain as the only 76ers players with 7 direct matches for 30 points.
Iverson and Chamberlain share a franchise record in consecutive 30-point games at 8 in a row. pic.twitter.com/Dw4W213nQ1
– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 11, 2022
Embiid currently ranks in the top 10 in the league in terms of average points and rebounds. In the clutch, there is a big reason why the 76ers have a 13-11 winning balance this season, as they lead the league with 5.8 points per game in crisis situations.
He has made it to the MVP since January 11, but is still fourth or fifth behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Kevin Durant, but be sure his name will rise if he continues at this level of performance while wins continue. gather in Philadelphia.