Embiid Sparks Sixers To First 3-Game Win Streak Since 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joel Embiid scored 24 points, blocked three shots and led the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight victory, 102-93 over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
The Sixers are on their first three-game winning streak since they won four straight from Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014. Led by Embiid, the Sixers have won five of six games overall and are no longer the league laughingstock.
Embiid made six of 12 shots, grabbed eight rebounds and has made basketball fun again in Philadelphia. Embiid waved his arms while fans chanted "Trust the Process!" at him at the free-throw line. Embiid, the rookie center, even heard "MVP!" chants in the final minutes for his role in transforming the Sixers over the last month from cellar dwellers to a competitive team.
Nicolas Batum scored 19 points and Kemba Walker had 17 for the Hornets.
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