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Joel Embiid Earns January 2023 Eastern Conference Player of the Month Award, Marking Second Consecutive Recognition

Embiid captures honor for second consecutive month

Embiid averaged 34.9 points on 54.9% shooting and 10.7 rebounds in 10 January games

PHILADELPHIA – FEB. 2, 2023 - The NBA announced today that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January. This represents the second monthly honor in as many months for Embiid, who now has six such awards throughout his career.

In 10 games played throughout the month, Embiid produced a league-best 34.9 points on 54.9% shooting, 10.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.6 blocked shots. He is the first 76ers player to produce such numbers in a calendar month since Hall of Famer Moses Malone did so in Feb. 1982.

Embiid reached the 30-point mark in nine of his 10 games played throughout the month, including a streak of seven consecutive from Jan. 2-19. He scored 40-plus points three times in January, including a 47-point (18-31 FG), season-high 18-rebound game in a win over Denver on Jan. 28.

Embiid’s six games of 30-plus points and 10-plus rebounds were tied for the most in the NBA throughout the month. He finished the month as one of three players with multiple 40-point, 10-rebound performances.

It is the second consecutive month in which Embiid has captured the Eastern Conference’s monthly honor. The Cameroon native averaged 35.4 points and 9.9 rebounds in 13 games played last month for his fifth career monthly selection.

Philadelphia finished the month with an 11-3 record in January, good for the best record in the NBA.