While Joel Embiid’s incredible first half kept Philadelphia tied going into halftime, everything fell apart in the third quarter, with Portland outscoring the Sixers, 40-19.
Joel Embiid: 37 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 5 turnovers
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Embiid hyperextended his knee in first quarter, landing awkwardly on a chasedown block of Enes Kanter. Worst-case scenarios flashed through the minds of Sixers fans as Embiid went to the locker room. Not only did Joel return to the game a few minutes later, he went on to score 25 points in the second quarter alone, tying Andrew Toney’s franchise record for most points in a quarter.