Em­biid leads Six­ers past James-led Lak­ers

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PHILADEL­PHIA | Joel Em­biid had 37 points and 14 re­bounds, To­bias Har­ris scored 22 points in his sec­ond game with Philadel­phia, and the new-look 76ers beat LeBron James and the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers 143-120 on Sun­day.

JJ Redick added 21 points for the Six­ers, who have won two straight af­ter ac­quir­ing Har­ris and four oth­ers at Thurs­day’s trade dead­line. Jimmy But­ler fin­ished with 15 points in front of a packed Philly crowd that brought a play­off-like feel to the na­tion­ally tele­vised game.

“The East bet­ter watch out,” Lak­ers pres­i­dent Magic John­son said. “This is a stacked team.”

Kyle Kuzma led the Lak­ers with 39 points while James had 18 points, 10 re­bounds and nine as­sists.

James faced Philadel­phia for the first time since the Six­ers pushed to sign him as a free agent last sum­mer. He and Kuzma both missed the last matchup with Philly on Jan. 29, which the Six­ers won 121-105.

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