Joel Embiid scored 41 factors as he outshone Nikola Jokic within the Philadelphia 76ers’ 126-121 win over NBA champions the Denver Nuggets.
It was Embiid’s second recreation in a row with 40-plus factors whereas he additionally dished out 10 assists and claimed seven rebounds.
Jokic completed with 25 factors and 19 rebounds for Denver, however reigning Most Worthwhile Participant Embiid starred late on.
He scored 11 fourth-quarter factors to steer the 76ers to a 3rd straight win.
Philadelphia are third within the Jap Convention, whereas the Nuggets keep third within the West, a recreation and a half behind the convention main Minnesota Timberwolves.
Elsewhere, the Phoenix Suns produced an unbelievable comeback to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-117 in Arizona.
With eight minutes and 22 seconds remaining, the Suns trailed by 22 factors earlier than they went on a 32-8 run to grab the win.
Kevin Durant led the way in which, scoring 15 of his 27 factors within the fourth quarter, and clinched the victory from the free-throw line.
In the meantime, Paul George impressed the Los Angeles Clippers to a 128-117 victory over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
The 33-year-old ahead scored 38 factors in opposition to his former aspect with Kawhi Leonard and James Harden every including 16 factors for the Clippers.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has additionally introduced that the Clippers’ new Intuit Dome, which is about to open subsequent August, will host the 2026 NBA All-Star Sport.