December 16, 2017, 12:15 am
Joel Embiid‘s Sixers fell short in triple overtime to the Thunder on Friday night despite his 34 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 49 minutes.
It wasn’t long ago that the idea of Embiid playing more than a regulation NBA game in one night seemed like a preposterous pipe dream. Well here we are, Embiid is healthy and playing 49 minutes in a night and dropping 34 points on one of the best defenses in the NBA. As has been said many times before, if he stays healthy, Embiid is one of the best and most exciting players in the league. He’s also suddenly very reliable in fantasy.