Embiid's numbers were already impressive last season, as he totaled 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game through 31 outings - but his averages were out of this world when extrapolated to a per 36 minute basis - rating him higher than any other center in the game.
Embiid has played 28.5 minutes per game through the start of the Sixers' season, missing only two games due to rest through the early stretch. He tormented the Clippers in every way. The Clippers led 101-100 after a free throw from Willie Reed, but a Covington 3-pointer with 33 seconds remaining gave the Sixers the lead for good. All Embiid could do was laugh at him, then mouth, "He can't fucking guard me". And on Monday night, the Philadelphia 76ers finally took the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider of an National Basketball Association center out for his first real spin.
After losing two tough games in a row to the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers were hoping to get back on the winning track Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers to get their record back above the.500 mark.
Embiid wasn't done with Reed, later pulling a "He mad!" and sending a mock choking gesture his way. If I'm open on the 3, I'm gonna shoot it, but tonight, I just wanted to go inside especially against DJ and I Don't Know What's His Name, but they both fouled out.
"I took a couple 3s today, but I feel like I'm a post player".