Sixers’ Joel Embiid named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star center added another accomplishment to his MVP-hopeful resume. Joel Embiid was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 21 of the 2022-23 season.

During the highlighted period (March 6-12), Embiid averaged 38.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. The Sixers went 4-0 during the week, racking up wins over the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Washington Wizards. The highest-scoring output occurred against the Pacers, with Embiid dropping 42 points, willing his team to the 147-143 victory.

Embiid was honored for the third time this season (Dec. 12, Nov. 14). Sacramento Kings forward-center Domantas Sabonis was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.

Embiid and the Sixers are on a hot streak and have won seven of their last 10 games. They are only three games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the league’s best record.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire