The Philadelphia 76ers ended their latest road trip with a statement on Tuesday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 117-94.
The team is four games behind the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and very close to overtaking the Boston Celtics in second place.
As always, the success of the team has centered around their biggest and most important star, Joel Embiid.
Luckily for the 76ers, Embiid has been on a great streak lately.
Philadelphia reporter John Clark crunched the numbers and showed that Embiid averaged 37 points during the 4-1 road trip.
He shot 59% from the field and a crazy 67% from the three-point line.
Anthony Edwards, who was soundly defeated by Embiid, had nothing but praise for him, saying he is the “MVP. Once in a lifetime player.”
Joel Embiid averaged 37 points on Sixers 4-1 road trip 💥💥
Shot 59% and 67% from 3
Anthony Edwards last night said he is the “MVP. Once in a lifetime player”
Joel is tied for most points/game in NBA with Luka Doncic (33.3)#MVP
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) March 8, 2023
Right now, Embiid is tied with Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks for the most points per game in the NBA.
This really has become the sort of season that fans always knew was inside Embiid.
He is scoring a career-high 33.3 points per game, along with 10.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.
Perhaps most impressive is his increased field goal percentage: 53.7%.
Embiid was the runner-up in MVP voting in both 2021 and 2022.
There are many who think that since this is possibly his best season yet, the trophy should be his.
However, he is again competing with Nikola Jokic, who seems to be cementing his place as the frontrunner for that prize.
While Embiid would like to win MVP, he is far more interested in helping his team find success, especially in the postseason.
The playoffs have always been tough for the 76ers but Embiid is dedicated to putting that behind them this year.NEXT: NBA Analyst Gets Real About James Harden’s Upcoming Postseason