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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.”
Highlights from @JoelEmbiid's historic performance! ⤵️
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 16, 2017
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.