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Joel Embiid’s fired-up remarks are a terrifying thought for rest of NBA

Sixers, Joel Embiid, Doc Rivers, Rockets

The Philadelphia 76ers are on a roll. Joel Embiid and company extended their winning streak to seven games on Monday night after handily beating the Houston Rockets, 111-91.

The Sixers now have the second longest winning streak in the NBA behind the nine consecutive Ws of the Memphis Grizzlies. Clearly, Embiid has been the catalyst of the Sixers’ hot run.

Embiid finished with 31 points against the Rockets for his seventh straight 30-point outing. He started a bit slow in the season, but for sure, the do-it-all behemoth has found his rhythm—and he has no plans of being complacent (via ESPN).

“I hold myself to that standard of trying to win and be the best, or one of the best, ever. The good thing about it is, we’ve been winning. To be able to win every single night, I’ve got to show up.”

The outspoken center from Cameroon was in the thick of the MVP race last season before he got derailed by injuries once again. He’s definitely back in the MVP chatter once again and Sixers coach Doc Rivers knows they’ll go as far as Embiid will take them.

“Right before this streak started, I said this team was about to get rolling. You could just feel it. Our guys have finally found a way to play no matter who is on the floor. It’s also nice that our best player is playing dominating basketball right now.”

Joel Embiid and the Sixers improved to 23-16 and will next face the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.