On Nov. 15, 2017, Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid had himself a game.
In a 115-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Embiid went off for 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in only 34 minutes of action. The three-time All-Star shot an efficient 14-for-20 from the field, 2-for-3 from 3-point range and 16-for-19 from the free-throw line.
"I love LA," Embiid said after the game. "I love the Staples Center. I wanted to come out here and put on a show."
It was the first time in Embiid's career that he had scored 40 or more points in a game. He has since reached that total six more times, the highest-scoring game of his career coming this season when he scored 49 points in a win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Based on Game Score, which gives "a rough measure of a player's productivity for a single game," Embiid's performance against the Lakers is the single most productive game of his career to date.
Ben Simmons was Philadelphia's second-leading scorer in the game with 18 points. He also dished out 10 assists, grabbed nine rebounds and came up with five steals.
For the Lakers, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma led the way with 26 points and 24 points, respectively.
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