2/7/2018 7:41:19 AM

Embiid shines in Philadelphia 76ers win against Wizards

Embiid shines in Philadelphia 76ers win against Wizards

Los Angeles: Joel Embiid scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Washington Wizards 115-102 on Tuesday.

It was the 30th game this season in which Embiid scored 20 points.

Philadelphia's Dario Saric scored 20 points, JJ Redick added 18 and Ben Simmons had 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Robert Covington also had 12 points for the Sixers, who moved one game above .500 in the first contest of a five-game homestand.

Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 30 points while Otto Porter Jr. added 17. Ian Mahinmi contributed 13 and Markieff Morris had 11 for the Wizards, who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in with 10.

The Sixers held a consistent double-digit lead through the third quarter and into the fourth. When Embiid drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key, the Sixers pulled ahead 100-84 with 10:16 remaining.

Washington kept battling on the second leg of a back-to-back. Mahinmi later hit a hook shot and drew a foul for a three-point play, cutting the Sixers' lead to 104-95 with 5:03 left.


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