Joel Embiid and James Harden, who play for the Philadelphia 76ers, have had outstanding seasons thus far in their respective performances. They also made history by accomplishing a feat that had yet to be attained in 41 years.
The Sixers are the first pair to lead the league in both scorings and assists this season. The last time this happened was in 1982 when George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA scoring title, and his teammate, Johnny Moore, was the assists leader.
The Sixers are riding high on an eight-game win streak after defeating the New York Knicks 119-112 on Christmas Day. The Sixers have a record of 20-12. Embiid responded with humility when he was asked how the two of them would be able to accomplish this goal.
This season, Embiid is averaging more points than Luka Doncic on a per-game basis. The Sixers are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, thanks to his average of 33.1 points per game. On the other hand, Harden has been incredible in being the unofficial assists leader in the NBA with 11.1.
Since he has only participated in 56% of Philadelphia’s games this season, The Beard is not the official leader in assists. A player must participate in seventy percent of his team’s games to earn the title of official leader. This is why Tyrese Haliburton of the Indiana Pacers is still in first place in league with 10.3 assists per game.
On Tuesday night, the Sixers will play the Washington Wizards (13-21) and do their best to maintain their winning streak against them.
Joel Embiid, an All-Star big man for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been having an outstanding season on the court as he competes for the most valuable player award for the first time. Although many people thought he would win, Nikola Jokic had a better season than last year. In an interview at the end of the previous season, Embiid expressed how disheartened he was after Jokic won the MVP award.
Joel Embiid must overcome another obstacle this season in pursuing the Most Valuable Player award. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum, and Luka Doncic have all been playing extremely high while the five-time All-Star tries to keep up with their play.