The 23-year-old also had 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocked shots — five in the third quarter alone — for the Sixers, who raced off to an early 14-4 advantage in the first quarter.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Embiid became the first NBA player with 40 points, seven assists and seven blocks in the same game since ex-76ers Julius Erving did it against Detroit in 1982.
“I was just playing basketball and being aggressive, just like I was against the Clippers,” said Embiid, who also had an impressive double-double, including a career-high 16 rebounds in that win on Monday night.
Rookie guard Ben Simmons flirted with a triple-double after finishing with 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. He also had a career-best five steals for the 76ers (8-6), who have won two straight and seven in the last 10 games overall.