Embiid scores a career-high 50 points against the Bulls

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid scored a career-high 50 points on Friday night against the Chicago Bulls. He scored the career-high in a 112-105 win at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He also had 17 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and two steals. He also made a three-pointer in the game.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid attempts a shot against the Chicago Bulls
Joel Embiid attempts a shot against the Chicago Bulls (Photo by Joel Embiid/Instagram)

“The only difference from this year and last year is about me being willing to dominate every single moment I’m on the floor on defense and on offense,” Embiid said.

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Embiid had to step up his game with their second star Ben Simmons missed the game. Simmons was dealing with an illness.

The 76ers force-feed Embiid throughout the game. Thankfully, for Philadelphia, the Bulls were not able to stop him.

“It’s good to have him on our side, I’ll tell you that,” 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said.

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This month, Embiid is averaging 35 points per game.

Before this game, his highest scoring output this season happened in January. He had 45 points against the Miami Heat on January 12th at the Wells Fargo Center.

His previous career-high came during the 2019-20 season. He scored 49 points on February 24th, 2020, against the Atlanta Hawks.

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“I play for the fans, and I play for the city,” Embiid said. “I always feel like they’re here with us even though they’re not.”

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