Joel Embiid Says He’s ‘Unguardable’ After 50-Point Career-High

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Joel Embiid scored a career-high 50 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Embiid credited a new mentality for his play this season, saying that he’s focused on dominating every minute he’s on the floor.

“It just feels like the game has slowed down for me. I’ll say the only difference this year from last year is not so much about coaching; it’s more about me being willing to just dominate every single minute I’m on the floor … it’s not about coaching, it’s about me turning a corner and being willing to do it every single night on defense and on offense.” said Embiid after the game.

Embiid is averaging 30.5 points and 11 rebounds this season.

The center added that his range of offensive skills makes him unguardable.

“That’s what makes me unguardable. If you’re going to crowd me, I’m going to find my way to the free throw line or I’m going to end up at the basket. If you back up on me, I’ve got the hesi — that hesitation shot — and my favorite, just pull-up shot. [That’s] just an easy shot I always get in the post.

“So it’s hard [to stop me] when you’ve got that much. And also off the dribble just dribbling the ball and just making things happen. I’ve been adding a lot to my game, and it’s been working well.”