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Embiid, Oubre lead 76ers past Phoenix

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The 76ers needed a lift from a big man out of Kansas each time the undermanned Suns made a run at the lead.

Joel Embiid? Sure, the NBA MVP did his part with another double-double and even got to watch the fourth quarter from the bench.

But the former Jayhawk with the big buckets in this one – 17 points at the half – was Kelly Oubre Jr. The early surprise of the season, Oubre found a way to stand out with his third 20-point game already.

“He’s athletic and can put the ball on the floor and shoot,” Embiid said. “It’s that simple.”

Embiid had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Oubre scored 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Phoenix Suns 112-100 yesterday for their fourth straight win.

Philadelphia 76ers’ Kelly Oubre Jr dunks the ball. PHOTO: AP