Video: Sixers’ Joel Embiid downplays Celtics’ defense, describes himself as ‘the most unstoppable player in the league’
After putting up 37 points and 22 rebounds against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star big man Joel Embiid said he’s “the most unstoppable player in the league.”
Embiid’s monster game helped the Sixers defeat the Celtics for the first time this season. Philly went 3-1 against the Celtics.
— ESPN (@espn) March 21, 2019
Joel Embiid shot 8-of-17 from the field, 2-of-5 from beyond the arc and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line against the Celtics in 41 minutes.
Boston usually plays Embiid pretty well, but that wasn’t the case on Wednesday, as the two-time All-Star dominated the game from start to finish.
With the win, the Sixers improved to 47-25 on the season and 29-9 at home. Philly is on a six-game winning streak and in the third spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Embiid entered Wednesday averaging 27.3 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The 25-year-old now has 53 double-doubles on the season after his performance on Wednesday.
When it comes to unstoppable players in the league, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis are a few names that come to mind. Joel Embiid is definitely on that list, too. The center is an elite player on both ends of the floor.
The scary thing is that Joel is only going to get better as his career moves along.