Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic, Sixers

Joel Embiid Leads Sixers Over Magic with Career-High-Tying 50 Points | Game Recap At The Buzzer

Four-Time NBA All-Star Embiid Matches Career-High Scoring Total Against Orlando Magic in Philadelphia
by Matt Murphy

Snapshot:

The 76ers (26-18) defeated the Orlando Magic (8-38), 123-110, behind a career-high-tying 50 points from Joel Embiid on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Embiid played 27 minutes.

Philadelphia registered team shooting totals of 45-for-83 (.542) from the field, 10-for-28 (.357) from 3-point range, and 23-for-27 (.852) from the foul line. The Magic went 40-for-90 (.444) from the floor, 18-for-35 (.514) from beyond the arc, and 12-for-16 (.750) from the free-throw line.

The third quarter included a new 76ers season-high for points in a quarter with 47. The Sixers had trailed by 10 points at halftime. Embiid himself logged two quarters with 20-plus points: 23 in that third frame and 20 in the first.

Orlando’s Mo Bamba posted a career-high 32 points on the back of a 7-for-8 shooting performance from 3-point range.

Key Contributors:

Joel Embiid

  • In his 27 minutes, Embiid shot 17-for-23 overall, 1-for-4 from 3, and 15-for-17 from the free-throw line to hit the 50-point mark for the second time in his career. He completed his double-double with 12 rebounds.

Tobias Harris

  • Harris tallied 21 points (8-13 fg, 1-3 3fg, 4-5 ft), four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 35 minutes of play.

Tyrese Maxey

  • Maxey finished with 14 points on an efficient 6-for-10 shooting night, including a 2-for-3 effort from downtown.

Georges Niang

  • In 25 minutes as a reserve, Niang added 10 points, including a pair of triples.

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Quote To Note:

76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers described his immediate reaction to Embiid's standout performance:

"He was unbelievable from the start… just dominant in every way. Every shot was the right shot.”

Up Next:

The 76ers host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at 7 p.m before heading to San Antonio on Sunday. After the Spurs game, the next five Sixers games are set to take place in South Philadelphia.

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