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Joel Embiid erases Wilt Chamberlain from the Sixers history books

Joel Embiid started on the same basis as last season. A sentence that says it all since the Sixers pivot was elected MVP… It must be said that he continues big matches with impressive numbers.

By compiling 35 points and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes against the Pistons, the Cameroonian managed his ninth game in a row with 30 points and 10 rebounds. It's remarkable and above all it's a franchise record stolen from Wilt Chamberlain. Just that !

“It’s obvious he’s done a lot of great things based on what he’s accomplished.”reacted Joel Embiid by evoking his glorious elder for Sixers Wire. “It’s great to be in this category. I just want to dominate every night, whatever it takes. By scoring, by passing. I had the chance to get a few shots in, we have to keep it going. »

A statistics machine

If the man with 100 points was less greedy offensively during his seasons with the Sixers than those with the Warriors, the performance remains notable. Moreover, Joel Embiid became the first player to post at least 675 points and 200 rebounds in the first 20 games of a season since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964/65.

“He’s getting better and that’s what’s scary”comments Tyrese Maxey for ESPN. “He scored a lay-up after a Eurostep which I like to do, even though he is 2m16 and goes as fast as me. It's crazy. »

With an average of 33.8 points, the league's top scorer is well on his way to having a huge season, perhaps even more successful statistically than the previous one. “He continues to be very aggressive and take the ball in areas where he is very comfortable to put pressure on the opponent”concludes Nick Nurse.

Joel Embiid Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2016-17 PHL 31 25 46.6 36.7 78.3 2.0 5.9 7.8 2.1 3.6 0.9 3.8 2.5 20.2
2017-18 PHL 63 30 48.3 30.8 76.9 2.3 8.7 11.0 3.2 3.3 0.6 3.7 1.8 22.9
2018-19 PHL 64 34 48.4 30.0 80.4 2.5 11.1 13.6 3.7 3.3 0.7 3.5 1.9 27.5
2019-20 PHL 51 30 47.7 33.1 80.7 2.8 8.9 11.6 3.0 3.4 0.9 3.1 1.3 23.0
2020-21 PHL 51 31 51.3 37.7 85.9 2.2 8.4 10.6 2.8 2.4 1.0 3.1 1.4 28.5
2021-22 PHL 68 34 49.9 37.1 81.4 2.2 9.6 11.7 4.2 2.7 1.1 3.2 1.5 30.6
2022-23 PHL 66 35 54.8 33.0 85.7 1.7 8.4 10.2 4.2 3.1 1.0 3.4 1.7 33.1
2023-24 PHL 20 34 52.3 32.8 88.4 3.3 8.2 11.5 6.4 2.8 1.1 3.8 1.8 33.8
Total 414 32 50.2 33.6 82.3 2.3 8.9 11.2 3.6 3.1 0.9 3.4 1.7 27.5

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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