Joel Embiid notches first 50-point contest for Sixers since Allen Iverson

Joel Embiid - photo via USA Today Sports Images

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Joel Embiid was on fire on Friday night, notching his first career 50-point contest (the Sixers’ first 50-pointer since Allen Iverson did it in 2005). After the contest, Tobias Harris was in awe of Embiid’s game.

“I’ll tell my kids one day I played with Joel Embiid,” Harris told FortyEightMinutes and other reporters after the contest.

Embiid finished with 50 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists. The Sixers clinched the top record before the All-Star break and the big man looks like a top contender for the MVP award (currently +400 at PointsBet behind only LeBron James).

“If I am who I think I am, I’ve got to get the job done. That’s my job. That’s why they pay me,” Embiid said after the contest.

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