Embiid, Harris lead 76ers past Lakers
Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points and the new-look 76ers beat LeBron James and the Lakers 143-120 on Sunday in Philadelphia.
JJ Redick added 21 points and Jimmy Butler finished with 15 points in front of a packed crowd that brought a playoff-like feel to the nationally televised game.
The 76ers have won two straight after acquiring Harris and four others at Thursday’s trade deadline.
Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 39 points, and James had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Celtics All-Star PG Kyrie Irving is day to day with a strained right knee. Irving suffered the injury during the second quarter of Saturday night’s 123-112 loss to the Clippers . ... Indiana health officials announced that people who had contact with a bat during a Pacers home game Thursday possibly were exposed to rabies . ... Luka Doncic scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth, Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 24 points and the host Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to beat the Trail Blazers 102-101.