Joel Embiid scored 59 points and flirted with a quadruple-double in a historic performance for the Philadelphia 76ers vs the Utah Jazz.

Joel Embiid put together a historic, mind-blowing performance in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 105-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

The five-time NBA All-Star scored 59 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, dished out eight assists, and blocked seven shots over 37 minutes played.

Embiid becomes the first player in NBA history to have at least 50 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks in a game (since blocks became official in 1973-74). The 59 points are a career-high for Embiid, while the seven blocks tie a career-high.


Embiid scored the 59 points on 19-of-28 shooting from the field (1-of-5 on threes) and 20-of-24 from the free-throw line. He had a plus/minus of +25 in the seven-point victory. Only one other 76ers player scored in double-digits (Tyrese Maxey had 18 points).

The game was tied entering the fourth quarter, and Embiid went on to score 26 points with five blocks. He scored 26 of Philadelphia’s 27 points in the quarter to lead the Sixers to victory.

This comes on the second night of a back-to-back for Philadelphia, after Embiid scored 42 points with 10 rebounds and six assists in a 121-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

The basketball world is blown away by the remarkable Embiid performance. Here’s a sampling of the reaction on Twitter:

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