In a jaw-dropping display of scoring mastery, Joel Embiid erupted for a franchise-record 70 points, leading the Philadelphia 76ers (29-13) to a thrilling 133-123 victory over the San Antonio Spurs (8-35) on Monday night.

Embiid’s remarkable performance included shooting 24 of 41 from the field, making 21 of 23 free throws, and grabbing a career-high 18 rebounds. His 70 points surpassed Wilt Chamberlain’s iconic 76ers record of 68 points set in 1967.

Spurs’ rookie Victor Wembanyama, facing off against Embiid, showcased his talent with 33 points and seven rebounds in the matchup between the towering 7-footers.

Embiid’s 24-point first quarter was a preview of the historic night that awaited him, solidifying his status as one of the league’s most electrifying talents.

Only two other players scored in double digits for the Sixers – Tyrese Maxey had 18 points and Tobias Harris added 14.

It was a more balanced scoring effort for San Antonio with Devin Vassell scoring 22 points, Jeremy Sochan adding 14, Doug McDermott scoring 13 and Tre Jones and Julian Champagne adding 12 each.