Joel Embiid scored a career-high 59 points as he led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-98 win over the Utah Jazz, in the NBA last night.

The 28-year-old set a season-high record for points scored in an NBA game, and also had 11 rebounds, eight assists and seven blocks.

The 76ers coach Doc Rivers said he had “never seen a more dominating performance when you combine offense and defence”.

The victory was the 76ers’ third in four games.

Garland, 22, scored 51 points but couldn’t save his side from a 129-124 defeat by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Lakers – without the injured Lebron James – beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-103 to end a five-game losing streak.