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LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James became only the second player in NBA history to score 38,000 career points, but Joel Embiid had 35 points and 11 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-112 on Sunday night for their seventh straight win. nine games.

Russell Westbrook couldn’t get a clean shot or pass past Embiid’s defense in the final seconds, allowing the 76ers to hold on for their fourth straight road win. Westbrook claimed he was fouled by Embiid, who disagreed.

James had 35 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Lakers, who have snapped a five-game winning streak and lost three straight. James surpassed 38,000 points with a jumper that was part of his 8-for-9 start with 16 points in the first quarter.

“It’s just disappointing to be in those positions and not be able to come out with a win,” James said. “We stopped, gave ourselves a chance to win and didn’t. … We play good basketball. We just don’t win games.”


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