December 20, 2019, 11:01 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid was the only Sixer to show up for work on Friday, as while the team got shellacked by a 98-117 score, he put up 33 points, 17 rebounds, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
The Mavs don't have the sort of physical presence to counter Embiid and it showed, as he went 12-of-24 from the field in his 33 minutes. The Sixers have now lost two straight at home but are staring down a great get-right spot with tomorrow's date against Washington. Expect another monster game from Embiid in that one. Hopefully some of his teammates join him — only two other players cracked double figures tonight, and the second-leading scorer had 12 points.