Scorer and MVP?Embiid surpassed Durant in scoring per game in his 20th straight 25-point game

2022-05-23 0 By

Embiid started 32 minutes of the 76ers’ 119-108 victory over the Bulls, shooting 14-of-23, 2-of-4 from 3-point range, 40 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks while holding demar derozan to 45 points on 10-of-11 free throws.With that game, Embiid is just the second player in franchise history to score at least 25 points in 20 straight games, and is on pace to break Allen Iverson’s franchise record of 27 straight games.It’s worth noting that Iverson not only had 27 consecutive 25-plus games during the 2000-01 season, he also led the NBA in scoring, won the MVP award and led the Sixers to the Finals.Embiid is also expected to win both the scoring title and the MVP award this season and lead the Sixers to the Finals.Embiid has moved to the top of the MVP race ahead of Jokic, and as long as he keeps playing like this, embiid has a good shot at winning the MVP this season.Embiid is averaging 29.3 points this season after Posting a 40-plus 10 against the Bulls, passing Durant for the league lead in scoring.With Embiid in hot form, his scoring average is likely to rise even further, with more than 30 points per game out of the question.In January, Embiid averaged 34 points per game and had fewer than 30 points in only two games.Embiid is averaging nearly 34 points per game in his last 20 games, which is the main reason his scoring per game continues to rise to the top of the league.There are plenty of players in NBA history who have won both the scoring title and the MVP. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden have all done it.In general, though, not many scoring champions and MVPS win at the same time, because scoring champions tend to be on teams that don’t have great records, and MVP candidates tend not to have the highest points per game.Kobe Bryant and Lebron James haven’t achieved that feat. Kobe Bryant won two scoring titles, but the lakers’ two mediocre seasons left him out of the MVP race.James may have won four MVPS, but none of those four seasons led the league in scoring per game.