Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers yet again, by scoring 29 points to ensure the team finish the regular season on a strong note after registering 8th straight win. 76ers latest victim was Detroit Piston who they crunched 118-104.
Joel Embiid again put up the kind of numbers that have him in the thick of MVP consideration. He entered the game third in the NBA in scoring at 29.2 points per game and 10th in rebounding with 10.8 boards per game.
Joel Embiid leads the charge for Philadelphia 76ers against Detroit Pistons; registers 8th straight win
Tobias Harris added 18 points for Philadelphia, which played without All-Star Ben Simmons (back) and starting guard Seth Curry (hip) and easily held off the last-place Detroit Pistons.
The 76ers gave Embiid plenty of help against a Pistons team that dropped to 7-29 on the road. Matisse Thybulle had three steals in the first half and Maxey went coast-to-coast on a dunk in the fourth, making the most of their starts for Simmons and Curry. They provide the depth the Sixers need if they want to make a serious run in the playoffs.
“We will not blink at playing 11 guys if we need to,” Philadelphia 76ers’ Coach Doc Rivers said. “We are that deep. We are that talented.”
Dwight Howard moved into 11th on the NBA’s career rebounds list. He had 19 points and 14 rebounds and leads NBA reserves this season with 11 double-doubles.