The month of January is over and now is the time for teams to move forward with the 2022-23 season. The Philadelphia 76ers had themselves a very successful month as they went 11-3 thanks to the play of Joel Embiid.
The big fella averaged 34.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game on his way to winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Month award. He had some huge games in January including scoring 47 points with 18 rebounds against two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.
Speaking of Jokic, he has won the Western Conference Player of the Month after he averaged 24.0 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 11.3 assists per game for the Denver Nuggets.
Embiid and the Sixers will be looking to continue to grow as a team as they now hit the road. They were able to bounce back on Wednesday with a win over the Orlando Magic and now, they take their act on the road for three games beginning with the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire