Historic Scoring Achievement

 Joel Embiid scored an astounding 70 points in a game against the San Antonio Spurs, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain's 76ers record of 68 points set in 1967.

Field Goals and Rebounds

Embiid's scoring included 24 out of 41 field goals, 1 out of 2 three-pointers, and 21 out of 23 free throws, along with a personal best of 18 rebounds.

Self-Critique Despite Success

 Despite his historic performance, Embiid noted he missed some easy shots he usually makes, showing his commitment to self-improvement.

Acknowledging Wilt Chamberlain's Legacy

 Embiid expressed his admiration for Wilt Chamberlain, noting the significance of being mentioned in the same conversation as the legendary player.

Consistent High Scoring

Embiid, a six-time All-Star and reigning MVP, maintained a streak of scoring at least 30 points in 21 consecutive games.

Teamwork Emphasis

Embiid emphasized the importance of teamwork and playing the game the right way, despite his individual scoring prowess.

Duel with Victor Wembanyama

The game also featured a match-up with Spurs' rookie Victor Wembanyama, who scored 33 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.

Breaking the Season's Scoring High

Embiid's performance surpassed the season's previous high score of 64 points, set by Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Joining an Elite Group

With this achievement, Embiid became the ninth player in NBA history to score 70 points or more in a single game.

MVP Race Implications

 This performance solidified Embiid's position in the MVP race, particularly given his recent duel with fellow MVP candidate Nikola Jokić, where Embiid scored 41 points.