Sixers Strike Down Nuggets

The reeling Denver Nuggets ( 14-8) came into the Wells Fargo Center to face the Philadelphia 76ers (18-7).

Denver, losers of 4 of their last 5 were looking to right their ship and put an end to the Sixers home winning streak of 12 games.

Jamal Murray went down with a trunk contusion midway through the first quarter and Denver had to forge ahead without one of their big guns.

The matchup everyone talked about was the Joel Embiid matching up against Nikola Jokic.

The Sixers Embiid got the better on this night and knocked down 22 points with 10 assists while holding Jokic to 15 points and seven rebounds.

As usual, Philadelphia had a balanced scoring attack with Tobias Harris posting twenty points and the white-hot, Matisse Thybule contributing another 13.

Embiid nailed two free throws with just 15.3 on the clock to boost the homeboys to their 11th win in the last 13 and increased the home win string to 13.

Denver received a 26 point effort fro Will Barton.

Philly has little time to enjoy the victory as they travel to Boston to battle the Celtics on Thursday evening.

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