It's the kind of game you'd like to see Jayson Stark tackle (since he did football recently). But here's Aldridge with some of the context:
Embiid became just the ninth player in the history of the league to score 70 or more points in a game. Think of that. In this league, today, with teams putting up a buck-forty seemingly every night, only eight other players have reached Embiid’s individual heights.
To wit: Michael Jordan never scored 70 in a game. Neither did Larry Bird, or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, or LeBron James, or Jerry West.
Wilt did. Six times! And until Monday, he held the franchise scoring record for both of Philadelphia’s NBA franchises, the Warriors and the Sixers. Wilt’s epic 100-point game in 1962 came as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors, which moved to San Francisco the following season. The 76ers came into being in 1963, when new owners moved the former Syracuse Nationals to the City of Brotherly Love. Chamberlain returned to Philly, and came to the 76ers, in a 1964 trade with the Warriors.
None of the other seven players who’d done it before Monday– Kobe, David Thompson, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor and Devin Booker – ever did it twice.