Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid made NBA history last night during his team's win against the Los Angeles Lakers by achieving a stat line which no other player in league history has managed to do.
The 76ers managed to win 115-109 against the Lakers at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, giving the team their second win in a row after they managed to beat the other NBA team in Los Angeles, the Clippers, earlier in the week.
Embiid was literally unstoppable on the night for Philadelphia and was the driving force behind their win. Los Angeles couldn't handle him at either end of the court and, as a result, he produced a stat line which no other player in NBA history has managed to accomplish.
The center finished the game on Wednesday night with a stat line of 46 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists as well as seven blocks in 34 minutes of on-court action. He was also 14-of-20 from the floor and 16-of-19 from the line.
19 of his 46 points on the night came in the fourth quarter. The next highest scorer for Philly was Ben Simmons, who got 18 points throughout the entire game.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, as a result of his incredible performance, Embiid became the first ever NBA player to record 45 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in a game since blocks became official in 1973-74.
The 23-year-old was just dominant all over the court and no matter who Lakers head coach Luke Walton paired him up with, whether it be Brook Lopez, Andrew Bogut or Julius Randle, none of them could handle him at either end.
The best part for Sixers fans from this, the man himself said in his post-game interview that he was only at 69% of what he is capable of doing, so expect more performances like this throughout the rest of what looks set to be a very promising season. Dare we say, Trust The Process?
Embiid will look to continue his fine form in Philadelphia's next game, which is a tough matchup at the Wells Fargo Center against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, who are currently in first place in the Western Conference.