Joel Embiid embraced the heel role Saturday after missing out on an All-Star starter spot, and he showed he can "do everything" in the clutch against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. By Noah Levick
Led by Joel Embiid's 47 points and season-high 18 rebounds, the 76ers defeated the Nuggets, 126-119. James Harden added 17 points and 13 assists in the victory, while Nikola Jokic tallied 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for the Nuggets in the losing effort. The 76ers have won their 7th consecutive game and improve to 32-16 on the season, while the Nuggets fall to 34-16.
Embiid rose from fourth to second in MVP odds over the course of a single game
Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers rally from a halftime deficit to defeat Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.
Joel Embiid turned in an MVP-caliber performance Saturday and the Sixers came back for a 126-119 victory over Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. By Noah Levick