Joel Embiid Drops 42 Points, Snags 18 Rebounds in 76ers' OT Win vs. Hornets

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts to a play during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on November 9, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid scored 42 points Friday night to lead the Sixers to a thrilling 133-132 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets at Wells Fargo Center.

Along with the offensive explosion, Embiid chipped in 18 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. He connected on 11 of his 18 shots from the field and 19 of his 22 free-throw attempts.

Here's a look at his highlights from the standout performance:

Embiid has been on a tear since the calendar turned to November. The center has now scored at least 39 points in three of his five appearances this month. He's also averaged 14.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 2.4 assists in those contests.

His individual success has translated to a 4-1 mark for the 76ers. Their only loss during that span came when the 24-year-old Cameroon native tallied just 16 points, his second-lowest mark of the season, further illustrating his importance to the Eastern Conference contenders.

Embiid and the Sixers return to action Saturday night with a road game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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