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James Harden leads 76ers’ rout in debut

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The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-102 on Friday, led by Embiid 34 points and 10 rebounds, and James Harden’s debut 27 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds.

It was Harden’s first game with the Sixers since being traded from the Brooklyn Nets along with Paul Millsap for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round selection picks in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round draught picks. Harden missed his first four games with the Sixers due to a sore hamstring.

The Sixers were led by Tyrese Maxey, who had 28 points and four steals, and Matisse Thy bulle, who had 11 points.

The Timberwolves were led by Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 25 points, D’Angelo Russell, who had 21, and Anthony Edwards, who had 15. Jaden Mc Daniels contributed 10 points as well.

Lakers 102, Clippers 105

Marcus Morris Sr. hit the game-winning jumper with 39.4 seconds left, and the Clippers took advantage of a key call reversal 13 seconds later in a battle of Los Angeles teams, with the Lakers playing as the home team.

The wild finish included two flipped calls, one of which came after a Russell Westbrook miss with 26.3 seconds remaining and gave the Clippers possession. A second replay overturned a foul call on the Lakers, who had several chances to tie in the final seconds.

Terance Mann led seven Clippers players in double figures with 19 points as the Clippers defeated the Lakers for the third time this season. The Lakers’ LeBron James was held to a team-high 21 points, ending his streak of 23 straight games with 25 or more points.

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