Joel Embiid brought up this incredible stat from a historic 59-point night as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Utah Jazz – that proves why is one of the best in the world.

Joel Embiid had an extraordinary night that will take its place in the history books of the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Utah Jazz 105-98 in their latest meeting at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sunday night, but all of the headlines were rightfully taken by the big Sixers center who brought up an incredible stat line from a night that he will remember forever.

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Joel Embiid brought up an incredible stat – here he is in action vs the Jazz on Sunday

The Sixers center put up the best performance of his career on Sunday night as he racked up 59 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists in only 37 minutes on the court against the Utah Jazz. Even though the Jazz started the game on the front foot by leading the Sixers in the first two quarters, Embiid helped the Sixers turn the game around on its head with a historical performance.

Not only did Embiid make the history books with a stat line that has never been replicated in the history of the NBA, but he also made 7 important steals. However, one stat that really puts his night of dominance into the light is one that has not been talked about as much – but Sixers head coach Doc Rivers made sure that the stat in question is acknowledged following their win.

What did Doc Rivers have to say about Embiid’s performance?

Sixers’ head coach Doc Rivers showered high praise on Embiid following the game.

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Joel Embiid brought up this stat from his historic 59-point night, and it proves why he is one of the best in the world 3

Rivers – who has been under scrutiny for the Sixers’ underwhelming displays so far this season – addressed his team following the game, and showered high praise on Embiid. While he read out Embiid’s impressive numbers in the locker room following the win, he made sure to single out the incredible stat that showed that Embiid had no turnovers in the entirety of the second half.

In fact, Embiid recorded only one turnover in the first half – further highlighting the degree of dominance that the center performed at in what was the best performance of his career.

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