Joel Embiid dominates, 76ers hold off Pistons
The 76ers get back on track with a much-needed win against the winless Pistons at home, by a score of 110-102.
Joel Embiid looked back to normal form and casually dominated with 30 points and 18 rebounds. Naturally, a massive lead dwindled in the 4th quarter for the Sixers. Detroit finished the game on a 24-8 run where the Sixers failed to make a field goal in the last six minutes but were able to hold on nonetheless.
Seeing Embiid play as well as he did tonight should be an excellent sign for Sixers fans. The Big Fella dropped an easy 19 points in the first half and ended up hitting a step-back three to seal the game.
Tobias Harris added a quiet 17 points efficiently, 7/13 from the floor while playing solid defense and picking up two blocks along the way. Tyrese Maxey was fun in this game, scoring 16 points but, more importantly, making both of his three-point attempts, and 6/8 from the field as well. The Bench Mob was alive and well in this one, too, led by Shake Milton dropping 13 points in his return.
Philadelphia suffered from their usual struggles, turning the ball over 20 times and blowing a late lead, but still found a way to pick up their third win in the first game of this home stretch.
They will face off against their playoff foes, the Atlanta Hawks, on Saturday.