James Harden jumps on Joel Embiid's back

Joel Embiid Drops 47 in Showdown with Jokic, Nuggets; Sixers Win Seventh Straight

76ers Postgame Notes & Quotes:

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Denver Nuggets, 126-119, en route to their seventh consecutive win. Philadelphia scored 126 points on .517 shooting (18-35 3FG), marking the first time this season the team has scored 125-plus points while shooting at least 50-percent from both the field and beyond the arc (Stathead).

Dating back to the 1987-88 season, Philadelphia has won 24 straight games when scoring at least 125 points on 50-percent shooting from the field and three (Stathead).

JOEL EMBIID scored a game-high 47 points on 18-of-31 shooting and hauled in a season-high 18 rebounds, marking the first time this season and the fourth time in his NBA career that he's tallied at least 45 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists. That leads the NBA in such games since the start of the 2016-17 season (Stathead). 

Embiid is the second player in franchise history to produce at least four games of 45-plus points, 15-plus rebounds, and five-plus assists, joining Hall of Famer WILT CHAMBERLAIN (Stathead). Embiid is the third player in NBA history to record at least 47 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and two blocked shots. He joins CHRIS WEBBER (1/5/01) and BOB MCADOO (3/18/75) with such games.

This marked Embiid's 33rd career game with 40 points and 10 rebounds, since 1976-77, he has the second-most 40-10 outings, trailing only Hall of Famer SHAQUILLE O'NEAL (43), per ESPN Stats & Info.

Embiid's 36.6 scoring average in 19 games against Western Conference opponents leads all Eastern Conference competitors (NBA.com/stats). 

JAMES HARDEN recorded 17 points and 13 assists, marking his 19th game this season with at least 15 points and 10 assists. That's tied for third-most by an NBA player this season (Stathead). 

GEORGES NIANG poured in 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc off the bench, marking the 10th time this season he's connected on at least four three-pointers this season (PHI: 9-1 in such games).

NEXT UP: The 76ers homestand continues with two matchups with the Orlando Magic on Monday and Wednesday. Philadelphia heads into the first with a seven-game win streak. The game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia and on the radio on 97.5 The Fanatic at 7 p.m.