Joel Embiid, Harden lead 76ers past shorthanded Warriors, win fourth straight 118-106
The Philadelphia 76ers improved to 16-12 with their fourth straight win last night beating the Golden State Warriors in South Philadelphia 118-106.
Both the Warriors and Sixers were without their star players. The Sixers were without Tyrese Maxey (left foot fracture) and Furkan Korkmaz (non-COVID illness). Tobias Harris was a late scratch because of back pain. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins and Andre Iguodala did not play last night for Golden State.
Villanova and Sallies alum Donte DiVincenzo came out on FIRE for the Warriors, making his first five shots from beyond the arc and the Warriors skeleton crew jumped out to an early 23-13 lead. After starting the game 10-for-14 from three point range, the Warriors finally returned to earth and finished the night just 17-for-43 from three.
Warriors Top Performers
- Jordan Poole: 29 PTS, 4 AST, 4 3PM
- Done DiVincenzo: 17 PTS, 10 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL
- Kevin Looney: 14 PTS, 11 REB, 9 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK
Joel Embiid scored 34 points and notched 13 rebounds in last night’s win. During the Sixers’ four game win streak, Embiid is now averaging 39 points, 11 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. He’s shooting 61.1% from the floor, including 63.6% from three point range.
Embiid notched his ninth 30-10 performance in 20 games, which is the second-most in the NBA.
Highlights: Joel Embiid
76ers Top Performers
- Joel Embiid: 34 PTS, 13 REB, 4 AST, 4 STL, 2 BLK
- James Harden: 27 PTS, 5 REB, 9 AST
- De’Anthony Melton: 17 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL
- Shake Milton: 11 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK
- Georges Niang: 11 PTS, 2 REB, 2 STL
Up Next for the Sixers
Philly improved to 16-12 on the season and will remain at home for the next three games before heading to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks on Christmas day. Next up, the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.