Highlights: Embiid, Sixers block Blazers

Joel Embiid of the Sixers sprained his right hand while taking a hard foul Sunday night in Phoenix.

Joel Embiid scored 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, and the host Philadelphia 76ers buried the Portland Trail Blazers by a 101-81 count Wednesday.

Ben Simmons added 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Sixers (10-7), and T.J. McConnell came off the bench to add 13 points and seven assists.

The Trail Blazers (10-8) were led by Damian Lillard’s game-high 30 points.