Night of Buckets: Embiid’s 50-Ball

January 20, 2022 Night of Buckets: Embiid’s 50-Ball

By: Carlos Alvarez

76ers’ Joel Embiid Drops 50 Points in 27 Minutes to Lead Furious Scoring Frenzy in NBA

Wednesday’s game ball goes undoubtedly belonged to Joel Embiid. The Sixers’ big man tied his career-high with 50 points in a ridiculous 27:03 of game time. That’s the second lowest number of minutes for a 50-point performance, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Klay Thompson scored 52 in 26:33 back in 2018. Embiid was 17-for-23 from the field and 15-for-17 from the line as his 76ers beat the Magic (123-110). He hit the bench after reaching the 50-mark less than a minute into the 4th quarter.


Watch: Embiid Engineers 50-Point Game in 27 Minutes


Other NBA Highlights


Jokic Nabs 49-Point Triple-Double: Nikola Jokic grabbed our second game ball of Wednesday night as the Nuggets outlasted the Clippers in overtime (130-128, OT). Jokic (49-14-10) was a beast down the stretch.


Luka Launches 41-Point Night: The second game ball on Wednesday belonged to Luka Doncic, who led the Mavericks to a win over the Raptors (102-98). Doncic poured in 41 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.


Giannis & Morant Go H2HThe best battle of the night featured Giannis Antetokounmpo (33-15-7) and Ja Morant (33-14-8), who both flirted with triple-doubles. The Bucks beat the Grizzlies (126-114).


Trae Young Goes for 37The Hawks won their second straight game by topping the T-Wolves (134-122) thanks to Trae Young’s 37-point, 14-assist night. Young was on fire from deep with six triples.


Full NBA Scoreboard

Nuggets def. Clippers (130-128, OT)

Pistons def. Kings (133-131)

Pacers def. Lakers (111-104)

76ers def. Magic (123-110)

Nets def. Wizards (119-118)

Hawks def. Timberwolves (134-122)

Hornets def. Celtics (111-102)

Heat def. Blazers (104-92)

Bulls def. Cavaliers (117-104)

Bucks def. Grizzlies (126-114)

Mavericks def. Raptors (102-98)

Spurs def. Thunder (118-96)

Rockets def. Jazz (116-111)


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