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76ers’ Joel Embiid logs 25+ points on 50% FG in 10 straight games

76ers Joel Embiid has scored at least 25 points on 50% shooting in 10 straight games

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has posted at least 25 points on 50% shooting in 10 straight games, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain for the longest such streak in franchise history.

The six-time All-Star is also the second player since the NBA-ABA merger to have at least five consecutive games with at least 30 points and three blocks, joining Hall of Famer Shaquille Oโ€™Neal.

Referring to a few NBA betting sites, the 76ers possess sixth-shortest odds to win the championship. Some sportsbooks are giving the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks greater odds. Furthermore, Embiid is the betting favorite to win MVP.

Of course, the 76ers center has logged 30-plus points over the last eight consecutive contests. In Friday nightโ€™s 121-82 win over the Charlotte Hornets, Embiid recorded 38 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks in 30 minutes of action.

Philly outscored Charlotte 29-15 in the final frame, and Embiid didnโ€™t have to play aggressive in the fourth against a below-.500 opponent. โ€œOne of our goals was to come in from the start and set the tone and not play in the fourth quarter,โ€ said Embiid.

76ers superstar Joel Embiid has scored at least 25 points on 50% shooting in 10 straight games, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the longest streak in franchise history

โ€œIโ€™m glad we did it. We came out aggressive, starting on defense [in the second half]. We did a pretty good job in the first half, but we knew we had a little more left and we tried to correct the mistakes that we had made.โ€

Tobias Harris ended his outing with 18 points and one steal in 23 minutes as a starter. Shake Milton contributed 12 points, four boards, and two dimes in 26 minutes off the bench as well. The 76ers improved to 47-22 overall and 21-12 away. Philly trails the top-seeded Bucks by 2.5 games in the East.

โ€œIt was a professional win,โ€ added 76ers coach Doc Rivers. โ€œTheyโ€™re struggling a…

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