Boston had no answer for Embiid all game long, and it resulted in another dominant display from the Sixers big man. He had such a good game that even Joel Embiid had to sing the praises of Joel Embiid after the win:
“I’m usually critical of myself but tonight I thought I was great,” Embiid said, via Rich Hauffman of The Athletic.
Embiid finished with a game-high 35 points on 9-of-19 shooting and 16-of-20 from the charity stripe. Robert Williams proved no match to the Sixers star, as the Celtics big man fouled out after just 14 minutes of action.
This was Embiid's second game back following a lengthy layoff due to a knee injury. The Sixers rested him on Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, which appears to have worked wonders for the 27-year-old.
After the game, even Philly coach Doc Rivers had to pay homage to Embiid's dominant performance:
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid: "Walking out, he said, 'I'm back.' And I said, 'Yeah, I noticed.'"
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) April 7, 2021
Tuesday's victory allowed the Sixers to regain the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They are now tied with the mighty Brooklyn Nets for the best record in the conference with both teams currently posting an identical 35-16 record.
In case you were wondering, The Sixers will face off against the Nets on March 14. That should be a big one so we're definitely marking our calendars for that marquee matchup.