Joel Embiid (R) of the Philadelphia 76ers is guarded by Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves during their NBA game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, U.S., December 20, 2023. /CFP

Joel Embiid (R) of the Philadelphia 76ers is guarded by Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves during their NBA game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, U.S., December 20, 2023. /CFP

Joel Embiid scored a season-high 51 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers used a big fourth quarter to close out the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 127-113 win on Wednesday night.

Tyrese Maxey scored 35 points as Philadelphia won for the seventh time in eight games, bouncing back nicely after a 108-104 loss to Chicago on Monday night.

Minnesota got 27 points from Anthony Edwards, 23 from Karl-Anthony Towns and 21 from Jaden McDaniels. The Timberwolves entered Wednesday night as winners of nine of their last 10 games and possessors of the league’s best record.

Embiid recorded his 12th straight game with 30 or more points and 10-plus rebounds. It is the NBA’s longest such streak since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 16 straight games for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1971-72 season.

Other NBA games’ results on Wednesday:

Dallas Mavericks 111-120 LA Clippers

Brooklyn Nets 102-121 New York Knicks

Indiana Pacers 144-113 Charlotte Hornets

Chicago Bulls 124-108 LA Lakers

Toronto Raptors 104-113 Denver Nuggets

Cleveland Cavaliers 124-116 Utah Jazz

Orlando Magic 106-115 Miami Heat

Houston Rockets 127-134 Atlanta Hawks

Source(s): AP

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