After watching Joel Embiid put together his latest dominant performance for the Philadelphia 76ers – a career-high 50 points to go with 17 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks and just 2 turnovers in 35 minutes to carry them past the visiting Chicago Bulls on Friday night – Tobias Harris said he’ll never play with someone better in his career.
“I’ll tell my kids one day I played with Joel Embiid,” Harris said after scoring 22 points himself in the 112-105 victory.
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After entering the fourth quarter with 37 points and 11 rebounds, Embiid continued his dominance down the stretch – capped by an absurd, step-back jumper in the corner with 41.3 seconds remaining that pushed Philadelphia’s lead to 109-103, officially putting away a Bulls team that managed to hang around all night. While guard Zach LaVine – who Embiid said should be an All-Star when reserves are named – finished with 30 points, he did so while going just 9-for-28 from the field, something multiple Sixers credited to the work Embiid did inside and second-year guard Matisse Thybulle did on the perimeter.