Joel Embiid doing things for Sixers not seen since Allen Iverson

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is one hell of a scorer out on the floor. Standing at 7 feet tall, the big fella plays like a guard on the offensive end as he is able to put the ball on the floor, he can knock down mid-range jumpers, and he can hit 3-pointers. He’s a special talent.

In Friday’s 120-119 comeback victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Embiid had 39 points on 13-for-20 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists. He knocked down the game-winning jumper over Jusuf Nurkic with 1.1 ticks left to rally Philadelphia from 21 points down to win the game.

By scoring 39 points, Embiid has done so for the third straight game. That is the longest streak by a Sixer since Allen Iverson in 2004 as Embiid continues to make his presence known in Sixers history.

Embiid and the Sixers will now turn their attention to the Washington Wizards as they continue to grow and build as a team.


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