Joel Embiid Scores Career-High 26 Points In Just 20 Minutes

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Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid is a pain in the ass to own in Fantasy leagues but he’s a lot of fun to watch when he’s not on your fantasy team. On Saturday, Embiid not only played when many thought he was sitting, he recorded a career-high 26 points in just 20 (freaking restricted) minutes. He also had 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 3 3-pointers!

“I felt great,” said Embiid, who scored 17 of his 26 in the first quarter. “When you play, you don’t really pay attention to those kind of things. During the game, I was fine. Even now, it’s fine.”

If you are wondering if those 3 3-pointers is a career-high, he was a perfect 4 of 4 against the Cavs earlier this month. But the 3 of 5 shooting did push his 3PT % to .500 for the season, which is higher than his overall FG% (.440).


If there’s two stats Embiid doesn’t stand out in, it’s in the steals and assists department. But on Friday, he had the assist of the night (or was he trying to get a steal?) and it wasn’t even to one of his own teammates.