Joel Embiid sets franchise record with four straight 38-point, 12-rebound games
Joel Embiid is on one of those rare stretches in sports where he cannot be stopped and every night he is out-doing himself. We haven't seen anything like this in Philadelphia since Allen Iverson during his prime.
On Tuesday night, Joel Embiid recorded 42 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and four assists in just 33 minutes in a 117-107 win over the Pelicans. It was Embiid's fourth straight game with 38 points and 12 rebounds, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's 76ers record.
Furthermore, over his last four games, Embiid has scored 170 total points and grabbed 51 rebounds. Since the 1976-77 merger, the only other players to post 170+ points and 50+ rebounds in four games are Russell Westbrook and Moses Malone (twice).
Look at these numbers!
Since the merger, Embiid is just the fourth player with a 35-point, 10-rebound four-game streak. Shaquille O'Neal and Anthony Davis also did it four games in a row and Karl Malone did it five straight games in 1987-88, per ESPN stats .
Over his last 10 games, Embiid is averaging 35.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.5 blocks in just 31.7 minutes while shooting 54.4 FG% / 34.4 3P% / 84.0 FT%.
As for the 76ers, they are now 28-19 and 7-3 in their last 10 games. Up next, they host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow night on national TV.