Joel Embiid's Top 10 games of his rookie year
Sixers vs. Thunder: Oct. 26
Joel Embiid comes out as advertised in his NBA debut against the Thunder. Embiid scores 20 points and rips down seven board in 22 minutes, but the Sixers lose, 103-97, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sixers vs. Cavaliers: Nov. 5
Embiid faces LeBron James and the Cavaliers in his fourth career NBA game. Embiid blocks four shots, including a LeBron-esque one in transition on James, but the Sixers lose, 102-101, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Embiid also has six rebounds and two assists.
Sixers vs. Pacers: Nov. 11
Embiid scores 25 points in the Sixers' first win of the season against the Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center, 109-105. Embiid shoots 12 of 14 from the free throw line and has seven rebounds and two blocks.
Sixers vs. Nets: Dec. 18
Embiid's career-high 33 points on 12 of 17 shooting help the Sixers sneak by the Nets, 108-107, at the Wells Fargo Center. Embiid also has one of his nine double-doubles against Brooklyn with 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
Sixers at Kings: Dec. 26
Embiid and DeMarcus Cousins' first matchup ends in a 102-100 Kings win at the Golden 1 Center. Cousins scores 30 points and grabs seven rebounds while Embiid goes for 25 and eight.
Sixers vs. Timberwolves: Jan. 3
Embiid gets his revenge on Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves after losing by double-digits on national television earlier in the season. Embiid scores 25 points and hauls in eight rebounds in the 93-91 victory over the 'Wolves.
Sixers at Celtics: Jan. 6
Embiid's buckets in the final minutes of the fourth quarter -- he scored six of the Sixers' final nine points -- are not enough as the Sixers lose, 110-106, to the Celtics at the TD Garden. Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas combine for 50 points in the victory.
Sixers vs. Knicks: Jan. 11
T.J. McConnell hits the game-winner as the Sixers sneak past the Knicks, 98-97. Embiid scores eight of the Sixers' last 15 points in the fourth quarter to come back at the Wells Fargo Center. He finishes with a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Sixers vs. Raptors: Jan. 18
Embiid scores 26 points in the Sixers' seventh victory in nine games, 94-89 over the Raptors. Embiid shoots 6 of 13 from the field to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Sixers vs. Rockets: Jan. 27
In Embiid's last game of the season, he scores 32 points on 11 of 20 shooting, including 4 of 6 from three. He also has seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in a 123-118 loss to the Rockets. James Harden had a triple-double with 51 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.
The Sixers started Embiid after he missed three consecutive games with a knee contusion, but it's later revealed he played the game with a slight meniscus tear.