Joel Embiid led a fourth-quarter rally as the Philadelphia 76ers put a huge dent in the Dallas Mavericks’ hopes of reaching the playoffs with a 116-108 victory.
Sixers star Embiid led the scoring with 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists as Philadelphia outscored the Mavericks 27-17 in the final quarter to snap their three-game losing streak.
James Harden added 15 points with 12 assists on his return from injury while Tyrese Maxey finished with 22 points for the Sixers.
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Philadelphia remain third in the Eastern Conference having already guaranteed their playoff place with a 50-26 record.
But Thursday’s loss was another bodyblow to the Mavericks’ chances of forcing…