NBA: Joel Embiid is 44 points ahead of the Cavs, 76ers ahead

Joel MBD # 21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts during the third quarter against Charlotte Hornet at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 02, 2022

Joel MBD # 21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacted during the third quarter against Charlotte Hornet at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 02, 2022. Tim Navachuku / Getty Images / AFP

Joel Mbid had 44 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 112-108 victory over hosts Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

This is the 11th time this season that MBD has made at least 40 points and 10 rebounds.

James Harden added 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds while Tyres Maxi and Tobias Harris contributed 11 points for the Sixers (48-30).

With 7.2 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 111-106 lead and winning, Mattis gave Harris a jolt as he stole the ball.

Darius Garland led the Cavaliers (43-36) with 23 points, Lamar Stevens and Caris Levert added 18 each and Laurie Markkanen added 16 points. Kevin Love rebounded 12 points and Moses Brown 12.

The short-hand Cavaliers played without Evan Mobley (ankle injury) and Jarrett Allen (finger).

Profit hit a 3-pointer to the left at 6:31 in the second quarter, giving the Cavaliers a 45-34 lead. Harden responded with a tray and 1 of 2 free throws to close the six at seven.

The Cavaliers advanced 55-47 when Levert hit a 3-pointer from the wing with 1:32 remaining. Cleveland led 55-49 at halftime, largely thanks to profit and 11 points from Leverkusen.

In the half, MBEID led the Sixers with 17 and Harden added 10 but shot only 1 of 9 from the field.

Maxi converted a 3-point game with 8:18 to go third, and the Sixers tied the game at 63 using 11-4.

Rajan Rondo knocked out a 3-pointer for the late two-point Cavaliers advantage. But Maxi hit a 3-pointer in the decaying seconds and the Sixers went ahead 81-80 at the end of the quarter.

The Sixers took a five-point lead as Harris and Harden opened the fourth with a drawn shot.

9:16 The Cavaliers get scared for the game when the profit goes out of the game with an apparent pain in the knee. Love and Harris were on their knees in possession.

When Markkanen hits a 3-pointer with 7:57 left, the Cavaliers tie it at 87. Mbid made a 3-point game to go 3:42 and the Sixers led 101-97.

The cavalry continued to be aggressive and stopped at 103-102 at 2:11 left in Markkanen’s tray, but that was not enough.

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