(09-December) —— The Philadelphia 76ers lead the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 61-59 at halftime in their NBA battle tonight at Wells Fargo Center here in Philadelphia. Joel Embiid scored 20 of his 25 first half points in the first quarter to lead the way for the Sixers, who shot 53.3% heading into the halftime break.
Embiid shot 10-of-11 in the first half and made 3 of his 4 attempts from 3-pointers while pulling down five rebounds. Tobias Harris has 12 points with five rebounds and two assists and James Harden had eight points and seven assists for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Meanwhile, Austin Reaves scored 12 of his 15 points in the second quarter and went into the interval shooting 6 of 7 from the field with two 3-pointers off the bench for Los Angeles, which shot 55% from the field in the first half. Read more: Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers lineups; how to watch on ESPN
LeBron James has 12 points, while Anthony Davis ended the first half with six points and five rebounds, along with 3 personal fouls for the LA Lakers.
After a slow start to the game where Anthony Davis picked up three quick fouls and LeBron James struggled to shoot the basket, the Los Angeles Lakers woke up in the second half to take a six-point lead midway through the second quarter before the Sixers rallied to regain the lead late and now lead by two points.