By Jerry Wein

For Sixers NBA MVP leader Joel Embiid, last night’s win over the Pacers was easy:

24 points on 10-for-17 shooting with 13 rebounds in 27 minutes.

And what about Myles Turner, who got aa points and 3 rebounds in 28 minutes?

“He’s a great player and I have a lot of respect for him,” Embiid said of Turner. “I say this respectfully, but that’s a matchup that I have dominated since I got to the league.”

“He’s a great defender, he leads the league in blocks, he should be up there for Defensive Player of the Year and that’s also one of my goals,” Embiid said. “In those types of matchups, that’s where you got to take advantage. Especially if I have my eyes set on being the Defensive Player of the Year.”