Joel Embiid Continues MVP Level Season, Wins Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

Joel Embiid is in the midst of a career season, and he is carrying his Philadelphia 76ers with him, as they sit two games clear on top of the Eastern Conference after nearly 20 hit-outs.

Unsurprisingly, Embiid scooped Eastern Conference player of the week honours for the last seven day stretch.

The Sixers big man was dominant through the same period. He had 42 and 10 in a dominant showing against the Boston Celtics, then 38 and 11 in the corresponding fixture against the same team.

He then played a back-to-back for the first time this year, and had 33 and 10 in another win against the Detroit Pistons.

Unsurprisingly, the Sixers went 3-0 as a result.

Embiid becomes the first 76ers player since Wilt Chamberlain (1967) to record three straight 33 and 10 games.

The nod is Embiid’s fifth player of the week award, and only Allen Iverson and Charles Barkley have won more in Sixers colours.