Joel Embiid posts insane 46-15-7-7 in 76ers’ win over Lakers

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Good thing Joel Embiid can play more minutes now.

In a 115-109 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, the 76ers center posted:

  • 46 points
  • 15 rebounds
  • 7 assists
  • 7 blocks

Nobody has equaled that stat line in the Basketball-Reference database, which dates back to the 1983-84 season. Only Hakeem Olajuwon came within 80% of those numbers.

These weren’t empty stats, either. The game was competitive until the final moments of the fourth quarter, and Philadelphia was +19 in Embiid’s 34 minutes and -13 when he stat.

Embiid overshadowed a couple high-profile rookies – Ben Simmons (18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds) and Lonzo Ball (two points on 1-of-9 shooting), who probably didn’t mind ceding the spotlight.