42 points, Embiid monster, won by a decision against Zion in the match, keeping fifth place in the East.
Joel Embiid (28) of the Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia) defeated the New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans).
Philadelphia beat New Orleans by 120-111, nine points in the NBA 2022-23 regular league game held at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the morning of the 3rd (Korea time). This made Philadelphia 22-14 and finished fifth in the Eastern Conference.
For Philadelphia, Joel Embiid scored 42 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, and James Harden scored 27 points and 8 assists in the game. For New Orleans, Zion Williamson fought hard with 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists, and CJ McCallum with 26 points and 6 assists.
Philadelphia got off to a good start as Embiid was responsible for the team’s 10 points early in the first quarter. New Orleans also tied the score with Jonas Valenschnas and McCallum’s three-point shot, but Philadelphia’s offensive didn’t stop. Philadelphia finished the first quarter with an eight-point lead, 33-25, with Harden, George Niang and Tyreese Maxi following Embiid.
New Orleans tried to counterattack as Zion revived in the second quarter. Zion scored 12 points alone with a breakthrough that was hard to stop even if he knew after helping Troy Murphy III’s three-point shot. Philadelphia ended the first half without Embiid and Harden giving up a five-point lead, 57-52.
Philadelphia took the lead early in the third quarter as Embiid went on a scoring spree. It was Zion who saved New Orleans in crisis again. Zion imprinted his opponent as unstoppable by putting in a plotter, a series of breakthroughs and a Faderway jumper. Then another monster, Embiid, responded with a pull-up jumper and a three-point assist. The two teams entered the fourth quarter with Philadelphia leading 84-81 by three points.
The two teams continued to play seesaw games early in the fourth quarter, but New Orleans players, who Zion was missing due to a hamstring injury, failed to withstand Philadelphia’s bench lineup. Philadelphia ran away with Harden’s assembly of Niang’s three-point shot and Montrezl Harrell’s paint zone score. On top of that, Embiid crossed the paint zone to Muju Gongsan Mountain, collapsing New Orleans’ defense 토토추천사이트
But suddenly, New Orleans made the score by showing that the wing volunteers were desperate, and McCallum shot a three-point shot to chase up to three points. Philadelphia regained its track as D. Anthony Melton responded with a three-point shot in a hurry and Harden relaxed the heated stadium. Philadelphia then won 120-111 by nine points.