Joel Embiid scores 30+ points in sixth straight game, 76ers blowout Spurs 119-100
Joel Embiid notched his sixth straight game with 30+ points and the 76ers beat the San Antonio SPurs 119-100. With tonight’s win, the 76ers extended their win streak to six games and honestly, it doesn’t take a wizard to figure out why.
The Sixers controlled this game from start to finish. Philly’s new version of their Big 3 dominated in all facets of the game with Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Seth Curry combining for 77 of the teams 119 points. They absolutely dominated a COVID-19 depleted Spurs team.
These are the types of wins we expected all season from the Philadelphia 76ers.
What more can we say? MVP.
Six wins in a row for the 76ers, six 30+ point performances from Joel Embiid. There are only two players in 76ers’ history to have a streak of six or more games with 30+ points: Wilt Chamberlain & Allen Iverson.
Embiid is quickly becoming one of the most well rounded players in the league. Doc Rivers has allowed him to bring the ball up the floor and attack whatever mismatch he finds and has also become a lethal passer out of the post.
Embiid looked extremely confident in this game and dug deep into his bag for a few extra highlight plays. He finished the night with a stat line of 31 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists, hardly having to play in the fourth quarter.
This type of mastery has become an average night for Embiid, and like I said earlier, you don’t need to be a wizard to understand Embiid’s MVP play and it’s correlation to the 76ers’ six game winning streak.
A very strong performance from Tobias Harris who finished with 23 points on a ridiculously efficient 9-for-12 from the field. After a rough start to the week, Harris has gotten back to his old ways with decisive, high quality basketball.
Harris played well off of Embiid in this game, exploiting the mismatches that were given to him. It was a night of smart, confident shots and capitalizing on San Antonio’s mistakes.
This is what we ask for from Harris, and he has certainly elevated his level of play since getting into it with 76ers fans earlier in the week.
Seth Curry had another outstanding game, scoring 23 points and making 10-of-18 shots from the floor. 18 of Curry’s points came in the first half and a much quicker trigger and it proved to be effective.
The chemistry between Curry and Embiid has grown significantly over the previous weeks and the 1-2 punch has been the most consistent and effective portion of the Sixers offense.
Curry did a lot of his damage in the pull up game, and forced the Spurs to spread out which makes life easier for the rest of the offense.
This was an ideal performance from Matisse Thybulle tonight, who started in place of Danny Green.
Thybulle made all five of his shots from the field, and drilled a three in the process. He made life difficult for Dejounte Murray throughout the game and forced San Antonio to rely on secondary ball handlers to run their offense.
‘Tisse plays well in the dunker spot as a vertical athlete, and has shown a great natural ability to find cutting lanes. This was just Thybulle’s first game back from health and safety protocols and he already laid a great foundation to build on going into the next stretch of the season.
A much needed blowout win for the Sixers, they beat up on a lesser team on their way to their 6th straight win. They have taken full advantage of their recent schedule, and have even taken care of business on the road. They travel to Houston to take on the Rockets on Monday, looking to extend their winning streak to seven games.
Mandatory Credit: ESPN Stats & Info