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Joel Embiid had his third 50-point game of the year and fifth of his career as he tallied 52 points (20-25 FG), 13 rebounds, and 6 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-101 win over the Boston Celtics. Derrick White led Boston with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists as Jayson Tatum totaled 19 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds. The 76ers improve to 52-27, while the Celtics fall to 54-25.
Joel Embiid is the 2nd player in NBA History to record 50+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 5+ assists in a game while shooting 80%+ from the field, joining:
Wilt Chamberlain: 53 points, 38 rebounds, 6 assists, 87% FG on 12/20/1967
Wilt Chamberlain: 53 points, 32 rebounds, 14 assists, 82.8% FG on 03/18/1968
Joel Embiid is the 4th player in NBA history to record 50+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game while shooting 80%+ from the field, joining:
Wilt Chamberlain, 4 separate times
Karl Malone on 01/27/1990
Giannis Antetokounmpo on 02/15/2022
Joel Embiid is now the 11th player in the shot clock era (since 1954-1955) to record 50+ points on 80%+ FG, joining:
Wilt Chamberlain, 3 separate times