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Joel Embiid Made Sixers History With 59-Point Explosion vs Jazz

David Kaestle
Joel Embiid put up one of the best performances in Sixers history.
Joel Embiid put up one of the best performances in Sixers history. / Associated Press

On Sunday, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid put together one of most complete games the NBA has seen in decades. Embiid recorded 59 points on 19-28 shooting, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal and 7 blocks -- falling just a few blocks and assists short of a quadrouple-double.

The last guy we saw put up numbers like that was Wilt Chamberlain. And it just so happens that Embiid's perfroamnce landed him on a list that his filled with Chamberlain records.

Embiid's Sunday stat line earned him the fifth-highest single-game point total in Sixers history. He is trailing three games by Wilt Chamberlain and a 60-point performance by Allen Iverson.

Embiid is doing everything he can this season, literally, to help carry a Sixers team that came into the season with high expectations. Maybe once James Harden returns from injury things will start to get back on track in Philadelphia. For now, though, Embiid might have to keep doing what he did on Sunday to keep them competitive.

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