He’s the second player in NBA history to score exactly 31 points in four straight games. Embiid entered Monday averaging 26.8 points per game, sixth in the NBA.
“I hold myself to that standard of trying to win and be the best, or one of the best, ever,” Embiid said. “
Andre Drummond had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Philadelphia, Tobias Harris also had 13 points, Furkan Korkmaz had 12, and Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe both added 10.
Philadelphia was playing without Seth Curry, who was dealing with left ankle soreness.
Houston had 21 turnovers, and the Sixers made them pay, scoring 29 points off turnovers and 11 points in transition.