Em­biid’s 42 pow­ers 76ers in over­time

The Philippine Star - - SPORTS - (AP)

PHILADEL­PHIA – Joel Em­biid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quar­ter to help the Philadel­phia 76ers beat the Char­lotte Hor­nets 133-132 in over­time Fri­day night.

The Hor­nets fought back from a 21-point deficit and led by five with 1:18 re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion be­fore the Six­ers forced ex­tra time.

Kemba Walker scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quar­ter for the Hor­nets.

Em­biid also had 18 re­bounds, and hit a ty­ing 3 with 34.4 sec­onds to go. The Hor­nets com­mit­ted a shot-clock vi­o­la­tion with time wind­ing down in reg­u­la­tion, miss­ing an op­por­tu­nity.

Ben Sim­mons had 22 points, 13 as­sists and eight re­bounds for the 76ers.

In Mi­ami, Vic­tor Oladipo had 22 points and 10 as­sists, Bo­jan Bog­danovic put In­di­ana ahead to stay on a 3-pointer with just un­der a minute re­main­ing and the Pac­ers beat Mi­ami 110-102.

Do­man­tas Sabo­nis and Dar­ren Col­li­son each scored 17 points, and Bog­danovic had 16 to help the Pac­ers snap a two-game slide. The Pac­ers outscored Mi­ami 16-2 in the fi­nal 3:31.

In Salt Lake City, Joe In­gles matched his ca­reer high with 27 points and added a sea­son-high seven as­sists to help Utah beat Bos­ton 123-115 in Gor­don Hay­ward’s re­turn to Utah.

Hay­ward had 13 points and seven as­sists in his first game back in Utah since leav­ing the Jazz in free agency af­ter the 2016-17 sea­son. He broke his left an­kle last sea­son in the opener.

In Or­lando, Nikola Vuce­vic had 21 points and 14 re­bounds and D.J. Au­gustin came up with big plays in the fi­nal two min­utes to help Or­lando beat Wash­ing­ton 117-108.

Au­gustin had six points, an as­sist and a steal af­ter Wash­ing­ton cut a 25-point deficit to one at 106105 with 2:30 re­main­ing.

In other NBA games, it was Pis­tons 124, Hawks 109; Nets 112, Nuggets 110; Kings 121, Tim­ber­wolves 110.


76ers’ Joel Em­biid tries to get a shot past Char­lotte Hor­nets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right) and Cody Zeller.

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