Joel Embiid had 27 points and 9 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers ebat OKC 117-93 in their latest encounter. Furkan Korkmaz added a season high 20-point tally for the 76ers. Embiid seemed to have a much-improved game than the previous one against the New Orleans Pelicans.
George Hill, who the OKC traded to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a three-team deal last month, remained out with a right thumb injury he suffered early in the season while playing for Oklahoma City.
Joel Embiid takes charge as Philadelphia 76ers demolish OKC
Talking about Oklahoma City Thunder, Darius Bazley had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Tony Bradley added 16 points and 14 rebounds for team. The Thunder have lost six straight.
Two OKC starters returned from absences. Bazley had missed 15 games with a shoulder bruise, and guard Lu Dort missed seven games while in concussion protocol. Dort scored 15 points.
The Philadelphia 76ers led 66-53 at halftime. Joel Embiid made just one of his first four shots, but he went 6-for-6 the rest of the first half and finished it with 21 points. The 76ers led despite making just 5 of 21 3-pointers before the break. The 76ers led 90-76 heading into the fourth quarter.