The reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid had an impressive game against the Spurs, scoring 70 points. Despite setting a personal career high, fans in Philadelphia are more focused on the team’s success in the playoffs. The era of basketball we’re in has seen a lot of high-scoring games, so while Embiid’s performance was remarkable, it’s not the only measure of his success. The NBA has facilitated more frequent high-scoring games in recent years. As a superstar, Embiid is expected to lead the Sixers to playoff success, following in the footsteps of players like Kevin Durant. Ultimately, Embiid’s success will be measured by how far he can take his team into the playoffs.