November 13, 2018 / 3:34 AM / a month ago

Embiid shines again as Sixers handle Heat

Joel Embiid posted 35 points, 18 rebounds and three assists, leading the visiting Philadelphia 76ers to a 124-114 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night.

Embiid has nine games this season with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. Nobody else in the NBA has more than three 30/10 games.

JJ Redick added 25 points to lead Philadelphia to its seventh win in its past 10 games. The 76ers got a solid game from point guard Ben Simmons, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year who had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

This was likely the last game for the 76ers before they get four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler in their lineup. Butler was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

Miami — which lost its third straight game, all of those at home — was led by Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Hassan Whiteside.

Dragic, who was coming off his first scoreless game since March 2012, bounced back with 22 points and five assists, both team highs. Richardson added 17 points, and Whiteside had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

However, Whiteside — who had 11 points and five rebounds in the first quarter — was slowed by foul trouble the rest of the game. He had three fouls by the second quarter, four early in the third and five midway through the fourth.

Philadelphia led 32-26 after one quarter. Embiid had 10 points and six rebounds in the first.

Miami cut its deficit to 64-62 at the half, but the Heat struggled to stop Embiid (18 points, nine rebounds) and Redick (16 points) in those first 24 minutes. Whiteside cooled off in the second quarter, scoring just one point.

Philadelphia extended its lead to 96-90 after three quarters. Whiteside was held scoreless in the quarter, while Embiid and Redick continued to connect.

Entering the fourth quarter, Embiid had 29 points, and Redick had 23, and Miami was unable to rally in the final period.

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