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Sports Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110

07:30  24 january  2021
07:30  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76 ers seal a 114 - 110 victory over Philadelphia 76 ers center Joel Embiid (21) grimaces after Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) ran into him while chasing guard Ben Simmons (25)

Embiid followed a 42-point outing in a win over Boston on Wednesday night with another fantastic effort. He made 14 of 15 from the free - throw line Smart said Embiid “flails and gets the calls” after the All-Star centre went to the line 21 times in his 42-point game. The Celtics shot just 20 free throws

DETROIT — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

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Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free throws of his own in the final minute. Philadelphia is atop the Eastern Conference but didn't push its lead over the last-place Pistons into double figures until early in the fourth quarter. That was when Dwight Howard's dunk put the 76ers up 99-88.

Detroit trailed 110-108 after Jerami Grant made a 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds left, but Simmons calmly made two free throws to push the lead to four.

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Joel Embiid dropped a step-back 3-pointer and stated the shot was “nasty.” Embiid had 38 points and 11 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 23 points and the Philadelphia 76 ers beat the Boston Celtics 122- 110 on Friday night. “We've got a great group of guys and we're still learning how to play with

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“I have the confidence to step up and knock it down,” Simmons said. “Especially late game.”

Delon Wright's layup made it 112-110, but Embiid closed the game out with his free throws and finished 12 of 17 from the line.

Wayne Ellington scored 17 points for the Pistons, who led 63-61 at halftime and kept the game competitive despite being without Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose.

“I loved the effort, I loved the togetherness guys played with," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "We continue to do that, good things are going to happen.”

Embiid scored 80 points in his previous two games, both wins over Boston. He said he had a sore back following a hard fall on his tailbone in Friday's game against the Celtics, but he was able to play, and the Pistons had all sorts of trouble stopping him.

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Embiid had 38 points and 11 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 23 points and the Philadelphia 76 ers beat the Boston Celtics 122- 110 on Friday night. ''We've got a great group of guys and we're still learning how to play with each other,'' Embiid said.

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Embiid scored 21 points in the first half, keeping the 76ers within two even though Detroit outscored Philadelphia 27-6 from beyond the arc through two quarters.

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76ers: Howard received a technical foul in the second quarter, evidently for complaining to officials after his shorts appeared to be torn.

Pistons: Ellington went 4 of 6 from 3-point range and is 24 of 41 from long distance in the past five games. ... Griffin sat out to manage a left knee injury, and Rose was out with left knee soreness.

SOLID NIGHT

Simmons hasn't been great from the line in his career. Last season, he shot 62%, and the previous two seasons were worse than that.

He was 10 of 12 on Saturday, however.

“Just having that confidence to knock those free throws down in a close game is big right now," teammate Tobias Harris said.

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Philadelphia went 30 of 38 as a team.

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These teams meet again in Detroit on Monday night. Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said this sort of mini-series has its benefits and drawbacks.

“Let’s say if a key guy is out and you get two cracks at a very good team, not only is it tough for that team but more importantly for the fans. They don’t get the chance to see a key guy in either one of the games,” Rivers said. “That’s part of the reason why they don’t do them. The competition is what I like about them. When you see a team back to back, the games are connected, they always are.”

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Embiid scores 42, leads 76ers past Celtics 117-109 .
PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid has been the early season MVP for the Sixers. At this rate, the All-Star centre could be in contention for a bigger prize. Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds, and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. “It’s not sort of, it’s ‘for sure’ MVP-caliber,” Harris said of his teammate. Embiid is off to the best start of his career and topped 40 points for the second time in three games. He shot 12 of 19 from the floor (one 3-pointer) and was 17 of 21 from the free-throw line.

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