Joel Embiid Dominates, Lifts Philadelphia 76ers Over San Antonio Spurs

The Philadelphia 76ers took care of business against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, cruising to a comfortable 137-125 win. Center Joel Embiid was his typically overpowering self, logging 33 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in a little under 28 minutes of playing time. Embiid hit 10 of his 18 field goal attempts and 11 of his 13 free throws on a relatively short night's work. It was his 28th 30+ point game of the season and his 25th game nabbing 10 or more rebounds. For the season, he's averaging 33.5 points per game (an NBA-high), 10.1 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game with a potent .643 true shooting percentage.

The win lifted the 76ers to 34-17, good for third place in the Eastern Conference. Embiid deserves most of the credit; he's putting together an MVP-calibre performance in a season that is unfortunately chock full of them. Nikola Jokic (25.0 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 10.1 apg, .704 TS%), Luka Doncic (33.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 8.2 apg, .613 TS%), and Giannis Antetounmpo (32.3 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, .594 TS%) have all been similarly incredible, and Jokic's Denver Nuggets also sport the best record in the Western Conference.

The 76ers travel to New York to face the Knicks on Sunday.  
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