Still, the game was close for much of the night, until the Sixers broke things open with a 14-0 third-quarter run that turned a 79-79 tie into a 93-79 lead, part of a 43-point third quarter for the Sixers. Now, who’s your Bell Ringer?
Joel Embiid: 33 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers
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I wouldn’t even call tonight a particularly outstanding Joel Embiid game, which shows how ridiculously high he has raised the bar. At the end of the night, Embiid became the first Sixer to record eight straight 25-plus-point games since Allen Iverson in 2006. Tonight, Milton turned the clock back some with a 6-of-13 night from the floor; the six made field goals were his most since his 28-point game against Memphis on January 16.