Historical series for Joel Embiid; Rare fact for Domantas Sabonis
Few matches last night and few notable stats, but here are a few.
Joel Embiid in the history of the Sixers
Joel Embiid compiled 31 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the Sixers’ success in Houston. It’s his 7th game in a row at least 30 points, one off the franchise record held by Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson (he’s done it 4 times). He’s also on an impressive 9-game streak under 30 away points, the longest streak in Sixers history. Iverson had the longest streak so far with 8 in 2005.
Another triple-double for Domantas Sabonis
If the Pacers lost to the Knicks, Domantas Sabonis still blackened the scoresheet with 11 points, 23 rebounds and 10 assists. This is the second time this season that he has signed at least 10 points / 20 rebounds / 10 assists this season. Since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976, only two other players have managed two such games in a season: DeMarcus Cousins and Russell Westbrook.
RJ Barrett still shines against Spurs
RJ Barrett scored 31 points in the victory over Spurs, who had already planted 32 points in Texas a few weeks ago. He is only the 4th player aged 21 or under to score at least 30 points several times in a single season against Spurs. He joins Luka Doncic, Kevin Durant and Bernard King
Anfernee Simons guides the Blazers once again
Anfernee Simons takes advantage of the absences from Portland to shine. In the victory over the Nets he compiled 23 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. In the last 5 games he signed his first game with 40 points and the first with 10 assists. He has 27.8 points at 51%, 45% away and 95% on the throwing line on these 5 outings.
Jaylen Brown goes on
After a first game at 50 points, a first triple-double, this night Jaylen Brown continued his momentum with his first game at 25 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. He compiles exactly 26 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. The last time a Celtic signed 25 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists was Kevin Garnett in 2007.