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NBA: Joel Embiid Catapults Ben Simmons-less Philadelphia 76ers To A 20-10 Win-Loss Record

by | Posted on: February 21st, 2021 | No Comments |

No one can stop All-Star center Joel Embiid.

The 7-foot-2 Embiid had a career-high 50 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals to lead the 76ers to a 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Philadelphia (20-10) played without sick Ben Simmons for the second straight time but pulled Tobias Harris by 22 markers and 12 boards.

Zach LaVine scored 30 points for the Chicago side (12-16).

In Los Angeles, Kawhi Leonard recorded 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the Clippers’ 116-112 defeat to the Utah Jazz (24-6).

In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 29 points, a season-high 19 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the Bucks (17-13) to a 98-85 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (11-18).

In Cleveland, Jamal Murray dropped a career-high 50 points for the Denver Nuggets’ 120-103 victory over the Cavaliers (10-20).

In Orlando, Nikola Vucevic collected 30 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and guided the Magic (12-18) to a 124-120 loss to the Golden State Warriors (16-14).

In Boston, Kemba Walker scored a season-high 28 points to help the Celtics (15-14) to a 121-109 loss to the Atlanta Hawks (12-17).

In Memphis, Ja Morant scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half for a 109-95 loss to the Grizzlies (13-12) to the Detroit Pistons (8-21).

In New Orleans, point guard Chris Paul submitted 15 points and a season-high 19 assists to lead the Phoenix Suns 132-114 to the Pelicans (12-17).