Friday's National Basketball Association roundup: Embiid's big night lifts 76ers

Annette Crawford
November 11, 2018

"They call me "clutch" for a reason, so got to make them", Embiid said.

"I can use power, I can use finesse". I can do everything on the basketball court.

Simmons finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, and three blocks, stuffing the stat sheet as the 76ers moved to 8-5 for the season, including an unblemished 7-0 run at home.

With 20 seconds remaining in overtime and the 76ers up by three points over the Charlotte Hornets, Simmons blocked a Kemba Walker three-point attempt in the corner, before recovering and contesting Miles Bridges' attempt from downtown.

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. The Hornets committed a shot-clock violation with time winding down in regulation, missing an opportunity. The moneyline for this game is Philadelphia 76ers: -225, Charlotte Hornets: +185 and 94.3% have picked the Philadelphia 76ers to win the game.

Inconsistency has been the motto for the Philadelphia 76ers thus far through the first 11 games of the season.

The 76ers were coming off their first road win of the season, a 100-94 victory over IN on Wednesday.

After Embiid hit a pair of free throws, Walker proceeded to hit a triple from the top of the key for a 117-112 lead with 1:18 left.

"You trust him going to the line and shooting a high percentage. He's not afraid of the moment".

DENVER-Caris LeVert hit a floater in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and Brooklyn scored the last six points to beat Denver.

After Friday's home game against Charlotte, the team has a three-game road trip, starting with the improved Grizzlies (6-4) on Saturday night, the Heat (5-5) on Monday and the Magic (4-7) on Wednesday.

ATLANTA-Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Stanley Johnson added a season-high 22 points and Detroit beat Atlanta.

D'Angelo Russell led the Nets with 23 points, and Jarrett Allen had 18. All but eight of the NBA's second-leading scorer's points came in the fourth quarter or overtime. Jokic had a season-high 37 points and tied his career best with 21 rebounds.

The Nets tied it with 29 seconds left and Jokic was called for travelling with 22 seconds left. "They battled [Embiid]. I thought they were fantastic defensively".

While Philly had four players finish in double figures. there's no question Embiid was the star of this one.

SALT LAKE CITY-Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-high seven assists to help Utah beat Boston in Gordon Hayward's return to Utah. Four of those names average over 10 points with Malik Monk (13.4) and Tony Parker (10.1) doing it off the bench.

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