In a 115-109 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, the 76ers center posted:
- 46 points
- 15 rebounds
- 7 assists
- 7 blocks
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.