Em­biid is key in OT for Six­ers

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - NBA -

Joel Em­biid re­peat­edly stepped to the free-throw line with one thought in mind dur­ing crit­i­cal mo­ments of the 76ers’ over­time vic­tory over Char­lotte in Philadel­phia.

“Got to make them,” Em­biid said. “They call me ‘clutch’ for a rea­son, so got to make them.”

Em­biid was 14-for-16 from the line be­tween the fourth quar­ter and over­time to help ice the 76ers’ 133-132 vic­tory Fri­day night. He had 42 points and 18 re­bounds.

Em­biid’s ex­e­cu­tion down the stretch left the Hor­nets search­ing for an­swers on de­fense.

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

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