Joel Embiid credited his team-mates after his incredible performance in the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Chicago Bulls. (More Sports News)
Embiid posted a career-high 50 points, to go with 17 rebounds and five assists, in the 76ers' 112-105 victory in the NBA on Friday.
But the All-Star paid tribute to his team-mates after the 76ers improved to 20-10.
"We did it as a team. It wasn't a one-man effort, we all worked together," Embiid told ESPN.
"My team-mates found me, I found them, we shared the ball, we moved the ball and we actually played better defense than we've been playing the past couple of games which makes me happy. It starts on defense and I'm pretty happy about what we did on that end."
New career-high. pic.twitter.com/F0jzUDi5JM— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 20, 2021
Embiid added: "That's my job, that's why they pay me, defensively just being the best defensive player of the year because you know my aspirations are to win that defensive player of the year.
"Offensively doing whatever I'm needed to, if I need to get them open that's what I'm going to do, if I need to score that's what I'm going to do, if I need to set screens that's what's I'm going to do, so we did it as a team."
After back-to-back wins, the 76ers are top of the Eastern Conference.