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Embiid looks dominant with 59 points as 76ers beat Jazz

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored a career-high 59 points and added 11 boards, eight assists and seven blocks in an all-time dominant performance that led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-98 victory over the Philadelphia Jazz. Utah Sunday night.

Embiid has clearly picked up his game over the past week after recovering from illness. The reigning NBA scoring champion had 42 points Saturday in a win against Atlanta.

Embiid had 26 of Philadelphia’s 27 fourth-quarter points and became the first player in NBA history with 50 points, 10 rebounds, five rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a game since blocks became an official statistic in the 1973-74 season.

“I have never seen a more dominant combination of offense and defense performance,” said coach Doc Rivers.

Malik Beasley finished with 18 points for the Jazz.

With the 76ers leading 101-98 and 1:19 left, Embiid blocked a shot attempt by Collin Sexton and then headed to the other end of the court to hit a game-winning shot.

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