Em­biid in groove as 76ers see off Hawks

Mercury (Hobart) - - HOCKEY, SOCCER, CRICKET -

THE Philadel­phia 76ers have con­tin­ued their un­beaten start to the NBA sea­son with a nar­row 105-103 vic­tory over the At­lanta Hawks.

Cen­tre Joel Em­biid starred for Philadel­phia with 36 points — in­clud­ing two clutch free throws with 5.3 sec­onds re­main­ing — while Aus­tralian guard Ben Sim­mons chimed in with 13 points, six re­bounds and six as­sists. The 76ers im­proved their win-loss record to 3-0 ahead of a home clash against the Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves to­mor­row.

Af­ter Em­biid’s late foul shots broke a tie, At­lanta had a chance to win the game, but vet­eran Vince Carter’s three­p­oint at­tempt bounced out off the back rim. At­lanta was led by Trae Young with 25 points, but only six of those came in the sec­ond half.

Patty Mills came off the bench to score 12 points as the San Antonio Spurs edged past the Port­land Trail Blaz­ers 113-110. DeMar DeRozan top­scored for the Spurs with 27 points.

Pic­ture: GETTY

NO WAY: Vince Carter of the At­lanta Hawks knocks the ball loose from 76er Ben Sim­mons at State Farm Arena in At­lanta yes­ter­day.

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