Joel Embiid’s triple-double leads 76ers to 138-94 rout of the Lakers

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid had 30 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Philadelphia 76ers rout LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 138-94 on Monday night.

The reigning NBA MVP, Embiid notched his sixth career triple-double with 2 minutes left in the third quarter. It was Embiid's first of the season and his seventh career game with 10-plus assists.

Embiid's anticipated showdown with James never really materialized. James scored 18 points in 29 minutes but nothing he did could make a dent in the 76ers' lead. He has now played more minutes than any player in NBA history, with playoff time included.

Tyrese Maxey scored 31 points for the 76ers. Anthony Davis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers.

Embiid sat out the entire fourth quarter and the 76ers still outscored the Lakers 40-14.

WIZARDS 126, PISTONS 107

DETROIT -- Kyle Kuzma had 32 points and 12 rebounds as Washington ended a nine-game losing streak with a rout of Detroit in a matchup of the NBA's worst teams.

Washington (3-14) won for the first time since a 132-116 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 8. The Pistons (2-15) have lost 14 straight after beating the Chicago Bulls 118-102 on Oct. 28.

Kuzma, playing in his home state, added eight assists while committing two turnovers. Deni Avdija and Danilo Gallinari scored 16 for the Wizards.

Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 26 points and seven assists. Jalen Duren had 12 points and 14 rebounds.

TRAIL BLAZERS 114, PACERS 110

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerami Grant scored 34 points and Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 13 rebounds to power Portland past Indiana.

Malcolm Brogdon added 24 points for the Trail Blazers, including a game-sealing basket in the closing seconds.

Tyrese Haliburton led Indiana with 33 points. Bruce Brown, Myles Turner and Bennedict Mathurin each had 11, but the Pacers were slowed by 20 turnovers and 8-for-33 shooting from 3-point range.

photo Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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