Embiid leads 76ers over Heat 101-94 for 4th straight at home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid had 22 points, including four late free throws, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Miami Heat 101-94 on Monday night.
Gerald Henderson added 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 15 for the 76ers, who won their fourth straight home game. Philadelphia (4-10) has lost 21 in a row on the road.
Hassan Whiteside set a career high with 32 points while reaching double digits in rebounds for the 13th consecutive game to start the season. Whiteside, who entered leading the NBA with 16.2 boards per game, finished with 13.
The game featured a matchup between Whiteside and Embiid, two of the top big men in the Eastern Conference. Neither disappointed.
Embiid has made an early case for Rookie of the Year despite missing two seasons with a knee injury. He set a career high with 26 points in Philadelphia's 120-105 win over Phoenix on Saturday night and followed it with yet another strong game.