Joel Embiid erupted for 53 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a big home win over the Charlotte Hornets 131-113.
Embiid shot 20-of-32 from the field and 11-of-11 from the foul line and added 12 rebounds in a dominant performance and became the first player this season with multiple 50 point games.
Meanwhile James Harden just fell shy of a triple-double with 19 points, nine rebounds and 16 assists and the Sixers improved to 14-12 on the season.
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“He made scoring look easy tonight,” said three-time NBA scoring champion James Harden, who had 19 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds.
“He was in attack mode the entire game … His jump shot was falling. He had an aggressive night.” Embiid, who scored a…