Five things you need to know about the 76ers today

  1. Joel Embiid leads all NBA rookies in scoring, and it isn't even close. The 76ers center averages 18.8 points. New Orleans guard Buddy Hield is the second-leading scorer at 9.3.
  2. Embiid is a double-figure scoring machine. He scored in double figures in all six games played this season
  3. Ersan Ilyasova  posted his first double-double since March 1 on Friday. He finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds against the Pacers.
  4. Richaun Holmes is turning into a solid backup center. The second-year player finished with a career-high 12 rebounds on Friday.
  5. The Sixers' 54 rebounds on Friday were the most they had since producing that number on Feb. 8 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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