Embiid’s 76ers took down the Utah Jazz 105-98 but that’s not the most impressive part of the evening.
Instead, the most remarkable thing about the 76ers was Embiid and really only Embiid.
The big man came out swinging and was like a runaway freight train all night long.
Joel Embiid: 59 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks in 76ers’ 105-98 victory over Jazz. 26 points and 5 blocks in the fourth quarter. Embiid drops 101 points inside 24 hours in victories over Hawks and Jazz.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 14, 2022
Offensively, defensively, and anywhere he was needed, Embiid was on a tear.
In the end, he scored 59 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 7 blocks.
That was a career-high for Embiid and an utterly jaw-dropping performance.
Within just one day, Embiid scored 101 points against both the Hawks and Jazz.
For months now, people have said that he was aiming to be MVP this season – Sunday night’s blockbuster game proves it.
Embiid On A Mission
There is no doubt that if Embiid continues to play like this then the MVP trophy is pretty much his.
But Embiid’s goal isn’t just being the league’s most valuable player, as nice as that would be.
Instead, he desperately wants his team to make the Finals and for the “process” to ultimately deliver on promises made to the fans years ago.
Perhaps it’s that drive and that desire that made him explode for so many points.
The second-highest scorer on his team was Tyrese Maxey, who claimed 18 points.
Following that, everyone else was in single digits.
Usually, that would raise an eyebrow and cause people to worry but you can’t really blame the low output from everyone else when Embiid was scoring practically all the points for the team.