PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored 37 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers pounded LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 143-120 on Sunday.
Embiid, who said after the game that he was happy with his overall contribution in the game, shot 12 of 16 from the field and made 11 of his 12 free throws. Box Score
Tobias Harris had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists in his second game with Philadelphia and JJ Redick finished 21 points in the win for the hosts at the Wells Fargo Center.
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Jimmy Butler added 15 points, T.J. McConnell scored 13 and Boban Marjanovic, who also came over from the LA Clippers on Thursday’s trade deadline, finished with 10 points for the Sixers (36-20), who have won two straight and improved to 23-6 at home.
Kyle Kuzma paced the Los Angeles Lakers with 39 points on 14 of 21 shooting overall, while making five 3-pointers.
JaVale McGee recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, Brandon Ingram scored 19 points and James added 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers (28-28), who shot 51.6 percent from the field.
Los Angeles falls to 12-16 on the road.
As a team, the Philadelphia 76ers shot 57.7 percent from the field on 56 of 97 shooting, while making 12 of their 24 attempts from 3-point range.
The Sixers are back in action again on Tuesday night when they host the Boston Celtics.
Los Angeles Lakers will complete their six-game road trip in Atlanta on Tuesday night against the Hawks.