Sixers big man Joel Embiid just won't stop until he's the best in the game.
The talented former Kansas Jayhawk is playing on a whole other level this season and putting his name firmly in MVP talks.
Embiid and company just beat the Boston Celtics twice in a row and are in first place in the Eastern Conference. Despite all the issues with COVID-19- and the Sixers playing a game with eight players in uniform, Doc Rivers' team is playing incredibly well.
Embiid on the other hand just got done single-handedly dominating Boston, and Brad Stevens and the Celtics sure can't wait for them to get out of there.
Embiid was all over the Celtics this week.
80 PTS | 21 REB in two games 😳 pic.twitter.com/2DlPslA70z
— NBC Sports EDGE Basketball (@NBCSEdgeBK) January 23, 2021
That's right, Embiid averaged 40 points in a two-game span against Boston- who was the second-best team record-wise in the East. He probably would've gone over 40 if it weren't for his five fouls, which caused him to play just 30 minutes on Friday night.
The Sixers big man had 38 points on 11-15 from the field in only 30 minutes, and that was following a 42-point performance on Wednesday against the same Celtics group.
He also had 38 against the Wizards on January 6, and 45 against the Miami Heat on January 12, so Embiid has been on fire in the first month of 2021.
Embiid is also shooting a career-best 54 percent from the field.
Doc Rivers has the Sixers and especially Embiid playing at an incredibly high level, and if it keeps up they could be a contender out of the East come playoff time.