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Joel Embiid Scores Career High 50 Points as 76ers Defeat Bulls


Joel Embiid Scores Career High 50 Points as 76ers Defeat Bulls

On Friday, February 19th, 2021 the 76ers’ dominant center Joel Embiid scored his NBA career high 50 points as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Chicago Bulls with a final score of 112 to 105. Embiid has such a powerful performance on both sides of the ball helping his team not only win the basketball game but remain in first place in the Eastern Conference standings. It is unbelievable to watch an athlete of his size play basketball with such grace. He handles the ball well, can hit shots from all over the court, utilize his size to dominate down in the paint, and his great vision allows him to find his teammates for spectacular assists.

Incredible Box Score

Joel played 35 minutes of the game to score his NBA career high 50 points as he drained 17 out of 26 shots from the field as well as going 1 out of 2 from three – point range. He made 15 out of his 17 free throw attempts. Embiid was a total beast on the glass by pulling in 6 offensive and 11 defensive rebounds to finish the game with a total of 17 boards. He dished out 5 nice assists to his teammates, stole the ball twice, and blocked 4 shots by the Chicago Bulls. This was an amazing overall effort and performance by Embiid in every aspect of the game.

The 2020 – 2021 NBA MVP Race

According to nba.com LeBron James is currently leading the 2020 – 2021 NBA MVP race as of Friday, February 19th, 2021. James is averaging 25.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game this season. Second on the list is the Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as he is averaging 29.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game this season.

Damian Lillard ranks in at third place. He is averaging 29.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest this season. Fourth place goes to Steph Curry as he is averaging 30 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game this season. Finally, Nikola Jokic takes the fifth spot on this list as he averages 27.4 points, 11.1 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game this 2020 – 2021 NBA season.

Embiid’s Basketball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 4 Time NBA All – Star (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • 2 Time All – NBA Second Team (2018, 2019)
  • 2 Time NBA All – Defensive Second Team (2018, 2019)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2017)
  • Second – Team All – Big 12 (2014)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • Big 12 All – Defensive Team (2014)
  • Big 12 All – Newcomer Team (2014)

Odds to Win the 2020 – 2021 NBA Championship

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds as of Friday, February 19th, 2021 to win the 2020 – 2021 NBA championship outright.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Lakers                             +240
Brooklyn Nets                                      +350
Los Angeles Clippers                           +500
Milwaukee Bucks                                 +650
Utah Jazz                                             +900
Philadelphia 76ers                              +1400
Boston Celtics                                     +1800
Denver Nuggets                                  +2200
Miami Heat                                          +3300
Phoenix Suns                                      +3300
Dallas Mavericks                                 +4000
Indiana Pacers                                     +4000
Toronto Raptors                                   +5000
Golden State Warriors                         +6000
Portland Trail Blazers                          +6000
San Antonio Spurs                              +6000
New Orleans Pelicans                         +7500
Atlanta Hawks                                      +8000
Houston Rockets                                +10000
New York Knicks                                +10000
Memphis Grizzlies                             +12500
Oklahoma City Thunder                     +15000
Sacramento Kings                              +15000
Orlando Magic                                   +20000
Washington Wizards                          +20000
Charlotte Hornets                               +20000
Chicago Bulls                                     +25000
Cleveland Cavaliers                           +30000
Minnesota Timberwolves                    +40000
Detroit Pistons                                    +50000


“Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid drops career-high 50 in win vs. Chicago Bulls”, Tim Bontemps, espn.com, February 19, 2021.

“Kia MVP Ladder: LeBron's MVP mettle about to be tested once again – LeBron James maintains the lead, but faces a huge challenge and more competition”, Michael C. Wright, nba.com, February 19, 2021.

“United States, NBA Futures – NBA 2020 / 21 Championship: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, February 19, 2021.