The Rundown: Embiid, 76ers destroy Lakers by 44 points

Published November 28, 2023, 2:00 PM ● NBA.com Philippines Staff

Joel Embiid and the rest of the Sixers dominated the Lakers for their 12th win of the season.


 76ers 138, Lakers 94
Jazz 114, Pelicans 112
Trail Blazers 114, Pacers 110
Wizards 126, Pistons 107
Nuggets 113, Clippers 104

What went down

The Los Angeles Lakers can't seem to find a solution for the Philadelphia 76ers after losing to them for the seventh straight time.

Sixers star Joel Embiid, who obviously won the duel with LeBron James, had a 30-point triple-double in the 138-94 win.

Philly shot the lights out early from downtown to keep the game out of reach for LA, knocking down 33 triples against the Lakers' seven.

LeBron only had 18 points and five assists and ZERO rebounds in the loss, which was the most lopsided defeat in his entire NBA career.

Big-time baller

Gotta put the reigning MVP here for putting huge numbers against the Lakers. Embiid registered 30 points (9-of-15 FG), 11 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal, and a block.

Special shoutout goes to Kyle Kuzma as well, who was just two assists shy of a triple-double. He dropped a 32-12-8 line in the Wizards' win over the Pistons.

What he said

Even though the Lakers lost badly to the Sixers, LeBron received praises from Tyrese Maxey, who has been balling this season.

Did you see that?

I have feeling we'll see Jordan Poole on the next episode of Shaqtin' a Fool.

Extra pass

Tomorrow's 8-game slate is the final day of In-Season Tournament group play where four remaining Group winners and two wildcards will be determined.

You can catch two of the 8 matchups tomorrow live (Bucks-Heat at 8:30 AM and Rockets-Mavericks at 9:30 AM) on NBA TV Philippines and the Pilipinas Live app.