Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic

Sixers Beat Magic for Fifth Straight Win | At the Buzzer

Joel Embiid Scores 31, Seth Curry Posts Double-Double for 76ers in Orlando
by Matt Murphy

Snapshot:

The 76ers (21-16) defeated the Orlando Magic (7-32), 116-106, on the road on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to five games.

Doc Rivers returned to the sideline and, with the win, his team improved to 14-8 in away games.

Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (31), Tobias Harris (22), Seth Curry (20), and Furkan Korkmaz (20) each reached the 20-point mark in the victory.

The Sixers shot 43-for-85 (.506) from the field, 12-for-28 (.429) from 3-point range, and 18-for-24 (.750) from the foul line. The Magic finished 40-for-90 (.444) overall, 12-for-39 (.308) from 3, and 14-for-20 (.700) from the free-throw line. The fourth quarter belonged to the Sixers, 28-17, and they forced 19 turnovers in the game.

All five starters reached double figures scoring for Orlando, led by 26 points (9-21 fg, 3-8 3fg, 5-7 ft) from Cole Anthony.

Key Contributors:

Joel Embiid

  • In his fifth straight game with 30-plus points, Embiid tallied 31 points on 12-for-22 shooting and 7-for-10 at the free-throw line. The reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Month added five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 33 minutes.

Seth Curry

  • Curry notched the third double-double of his career with 20 points (8-13 fg, 3-5 3fg, 1-2 ft) and a game-high 12 assists in 42 minutes of play. He added a season-high seven rebounds.

Tobias Harris

  • In a game-high 44 minutes of action, Harris helped lead the Sixers to victory with 22 points (9-19 fg, 3-6 3fg, 1-1 ft), nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Furkan Korkmaz

  • Korkmaz connected on a game-high four 3-pointers and finished the contest with 20 points (6-15 fg, 4-9 3fg, 4-4 ft) and five rebounds in 40 minutes as a starter for the second straight game.

Andre Drummond

  • Drummond added an efficient 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one blocked shot in his 18 minutes off the Sixers’ bench.

@Sixers Social:

Sixers fans in Orlando were loud and proud down the stretch.

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The 76ers return home looking for six in-a-row when they welcome the San Antonio Spurs on Friday at 7 p.m.

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