Embiid's spin move into a one-handed jam earned a smile and applause from Thomas Embiid, a colonel in the Cameroon military who is visiting from the family's home country and plans to spend a few weeks with his MVP candidate son.
Jimmy Butler scored just seven points on seven shots.
Embiid was aces against the Knicks.
Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 26 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in the 26-point win.
More impressively though, with the win at Wells Fargo Center, the 76ers are now 11-1 on their home court.
When seeing how Butler has done an fantastic job being the kind of teammate the Sixers need him to be, one can only imagine what these next couple of months are going to have in store for Brett Brown's team.
The Knicks are coming off a game in which they exploded for 38 fourth-quarter points themselves, but an early deficit proved too hard to overcome against the surprising Pistons, who improved to 11-7 on the year.
Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, while Australian swingman Joe Ingles chimed in with seven points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Butler is a four-time All-Star and has averaged at least 20 points per game four seasons in a row.
"As long as we're winning, I'm not anxious about being an All-Star", Butler said. "It certainly increases the dopamine levels in your brain".
Enes Kanter and Mario Hezonja had 17 points apiece for the Knicks. The team has said they have no intention of trading him although the rumors say otherwise. Seven days prior, he hit a game-winning 3-pointer with zero seconds left in overtime to defeat the Charlotte Hornets.
Knicks: Fizdale said struggling draft picks Mitchell Robinson and Knox will not be sent to the G League.
76ers: The Sixers hope to provide a medical update on 2017 No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz on Friday. Fultz has not played since his agent shut him down and wanted an examination of the guard's right shoulder.
SUNS: The Suns waived guard Isaiah Canaan, who appeared in 19 games, 15 as a starter at point guard this season, but his playing time diminished as Devin Booker recently took over the starting point guard spot.
With that being said, Philadelphia has every reason in the world to be thrilled about how things worked out when seeing how much Butler has been clicking with his new teammates since coming on board.