DETROIT – Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. “We continue to do that, good things are going to happen.”
Embiid scored 80 points in his previous two games, both wins over Boston.
Embiid scored 21 points in the first half, keeping the 76ers within two even though Detroit outscored Philadelphia 27-6 from beyond the arc through two quarters.
“Let’s say if a key guy is out and you get two cracks at a very good team, not only is it tough for that team but more importantly for the fans. They don’t get the chance to see a key guy in either one of the games,” Rivers said.