Embiid erupts, elevates Sixers past Lakers

Joel Embiid and the Sixers staved off Lonzo Ball and the Lakers.

Joel Embiid exploded for 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven steals and seven blocks, and the visiting Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109 for their eighth win in 11 games.

Even better for the rising Sixers — their next six games are at home.

“I wish I could have had the quadruple-double with blocks,” Embiid told reporters. “Shout out Hassan Whiteside.”

According to the Associated Press: “Embiid shot 14 for 20 from the field and 16 of 19 at the free throw line, giving him the most points by a Sixers player since Allen Iverson scored 46 against Chicago on Nov. 24, 2006.”

Rookie swingman Ben Simmons added 18 points, 10 assists and nine boards for the Sixers, and Robert Covington scored 12.

The Lakers received a season-high 26 points from Brandon Ingram and 24 from rookie Kyle Kuzma. Meanwhile, hyped rookie guard Lonzo Ball scored just two points on 1-of-9 shooting and was benched in the fourth quarter for the second straight game.

Jordan Clarkson added 20 points off the bench for the Lakers.

2 Comments on "Embiid erupts, elevates Sixers past Lakers"

  1. Why Jordan Clarkson isn’t starting over Lonzo is a head scratcher.

  2. Sixers, to me, is the best young team in the NBA. The process looks to be finally paying off.

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