Joel Embiid had 23 points and seven rebounds earlier than leaving with a hyper-prolonged left knee in the third quarter as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers breezed past the Washington Wizards 127-101 on Friday.
Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz contributed 18 points apiece off the bench while Tobias Harris added 14 points and eight rebounds. Seth Curry additionally had 14 points and Danny Green had 12 for the Sixers, who recorded their third consecutive motorway victory.
The Sixers additionally gained at Washington in the phenomenal season for the predominant time since November of 2013.
Australian Ben Simmons passed over his 2nd straight game as a result of contact tracing.
Russell Westbrook led the Wizards with 25 points, eight assists and 5 rebounds while Bradley Beal added 19 points no topic being questionable earlier than the game with left knee soreness. Robin Lopez had 10.
Philadelphia led 63-53 at half of-time thanks in vast phase to Embiid’s 19 points.
The Sixers purchased a critical dread when Embiid limped to the locker room with 6: 20 left in the third.
After throwing down a dunk, Embiid looked as if it could maybe well land awkwardly on his left knee. The Cameroonian stayed down for several minutes with head athletic coach Kevin Johnson tending to him.
The Sixers, alternatively, unruffled dominated the third and led 94-76 on the cease of the quarter. They managed the tempo the rest of the manner in the blowout victory.
In Memphis, Nikola Jokic had 28 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists and scored Denver’s last 5 points to lend a hand the Nuggets dangle off the Memphis Grizzlies 103-102.
Memphis had a chance to grasp the lead with about three seconds ultimate when guard Ja Morant went to the rim towards Jokic but came up brief towards the Denver centre. The Nuggets then ran out the clock for their fifth straight victory.
Within the last of the early matches, Brandon Ingram scored 28 points, Zion Williamson added 23 and the Contemporary Orleans Pelicans bounced motivate from a lopsided loss with a 116-82 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.