Sixers' Joel Embiid Named All-Star Starter For 5th Straight Season

1/28/2022 4:20:00 AM

Embiid, since Christmas Day, leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 34.7 points.

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Sixers superstar Joel Embiid will be an All-Star starter for the fifth consecutive season.

Embiid , since Christmas Day, leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 34.7 points.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixers superstar Joel Embiid will be an All-Star starter for the fifth consecutive season, the NBA said Thursday night. The big man will become the first Sixer to start five straight All-Star Games since Hall of Fame guard Allen Iverson did it from 2000 to 2006.

Embiid also became the fourth 76er to be named an All-Star starter at least five times, and only Julius Erving, Dolph Schayes, and Iverson — all Hall of Famers — have more starting selections.READ MORE:The 27-year-old Embiid is averaging a career-best 29.0 points, good for third in the NBA, along with 10.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game.

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sixers PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixers superstar Joel Embiid will be an All-Star starter for the fifth consecutive season, the NBA said Thursday night.Tobias Harris notched 33 points and 11 boards.Tobias Harris notched 33 points and 11 boards.By Nick Selbe The Nets, after dropping Tuesday night's contest vs.

The big man will become the first Sixer to start five straight All-Star Games since Hall of Fame guard Allen Iverson did it from 2000 to 2006. Embiid also became the fourth 76er to be named an All-Star starter at least five times, and only Julius Erving, Dolph Schayes, and Iverson — all Hall of Famers — have more starting selections. The 18-29 Pelicans did not resemble their usual selves with Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Devonte’ Graham and Jonas Valanciunas among the New Orleans players out with injuries. READ MORE: The 27-year-old Embiid is averaging a career-best 29. Seth Curry (left ankle soreness), Danny Green (right hip pain) and Shake Milton (back contusion) were still sidelined for the Sixers.0 points, good for third in the NBA, along with 10. Game 2 of the Sixers’ five-game homestand will be Thursday night against the Lakers.8 rebounds, 4. This year's All-Star game is set for Feb.

3 assists, 1. The team, however, started sluggishly. The team, however, started sluggishly.0 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. Many Sixers possessions took a while to get rolling and didn’t end until the dying seconds of the shot clock. READ MORE: Since Christmas Day, Embiid leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 34. The Pelicans scored 14 fast-break points in the first half and the Sixers didn’t manage any.7 points. Hernangomez’s 13 first-period points were a major factor, too.

MORE NEWS: Embiid will start alongside Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan and Trae Young. CBS3 . A bench-heavy lineup that included Isaiah Joe, Charlie Brown Jr. A bench-heavy lineup that included Isaiah Joe, Charlie Brown Jr.