CHICAGO (AP) — Joel Embiid had 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their sixth straight victory, 114-105 over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Furkan Korkmaz matched his career best with seven 3-pointers and added 25 points for the Sixers, who topped Chicago for the second time in four nights.READ MORE: Off-Duty Police Officer Shot Multiple Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Zach LaVine had 32 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 for Chicago.
The Bulls led 97-96 after LaVine ended a 10-0 run with a 3-pointer with 5:48 to play, but Embiid answered with a 3 a minute later and the Sixers never trailed again. Korkmaz gave Philadelphia a bit of a cushion with his final 3-pointer with 3:03 left and the Bulls played catch-up the rest of the way.
Embiid finished the Bulls with the last of his four 3-pointers with 15 seconds left.
The Sixers went on a 15-0 run midway through the second quarter to erase a 38-32 deficit and outscored the Bulls 25-9 over the final six minutes to take a 57-47 lead to halftime. Embiid scored 14 of his 20 first-half points during the run and capped it with a 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Shake Milton had 13 points for the Sixers, who topped the Bulls 103-98 in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Nikola Vučević finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago.
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Embiid angrily turned and flailed his right arm after dribbling off his foot during a drive to the basket late in the first half and almost slugged Chicago’s Lonzo Ball in the head. Embiid was assessed a technical foul but stayed in the game after replays showed he only grazed Ball’s hair with the swipe.
Sixers: Korkmaz returned after missing Thursday night’s win at Detroit with a sore right wrist. … F Danny Green (left hamstring) missed his third straight game.
Bulls: Coach Billy Donovan said he’s not sure how long LaVine will need to continue to wear a wrap on his left, non-shooting hand. He’s been playing more than a week with a small ligament tear in the thumb.
Sixers: Host New York on Monday.
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