Every game Joel Embiid adds onto the number, increasing the career-high.
Embiid told Philly.com this week that he had anticipated playing in just 45-50 games for the Sixers this season.
Before the season, Vegas had Embiid's over/under of games played at 55 1/2.
Well, on Sunday Embiid played the 82nd game of his career; Tuesday, he played his 52nd game of this season. He's playing in back-to-backs for the first time in his basketball career. He's played more minutes this season than ever before.
He also was an All-Star starter in his second NBA season, and is becoming the Sixers' first legitimate superstar since Allen Iverson.
The bar has been raised, and Embiid hasn't even reached his plateu.
Embiid been so good, that it feels like he's slumping when he's only averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game, as he is in the Sixers' last two games against the Hornets and Bucks. (Of course, the nine total turnovers are problematic.)
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