Embiid drops 42, Harden dishes out 20 assists, Sixers beat the Indiana Pacers 147-143
Joel Embiid dropped 42 points and James Harden dished out 20 assists as the Sixers beat the Indiana Pacers 147-143 on the road.
Yeah. There wasn’t much defense played last night but in the midst of a brutal March schedule, we’ll take wins on the road and keep it moving.
Embiid shot 11-of-16 from the floor and made all 19 shots from the charity stripe. It was the 11th time this season that Embiid scored 40+ points in a game. Harden, flirting with a triple-double yet again, finished with 14 points, 20 assists, and nine rebounds.
As a team, the Sixers shot 58.5% from the floor and six players scored in double figures, with three players eclipsing the 20-point mark. Tyrese Maxey scored 24 points and Jalen McDaniels, thrusted into a starting role due to Tobias Harris and PJ Tucker both being out with injuries, scored 20 points.
JALEN MCDANIELS: 20 PTS | 8 REB
Up Next for the Sixers
Quick turnaround for the Sixers, as they’ll finish off their five-game road trip tonight in Minnesota against the Timberwolves.