Monday, 11 December, 2017

LaVar Ball Gives Joel Embiid Advice Following 76ers Loss to Lakers

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Melinda Barton | 08 December, 2017, 08:25

Lonzo, who had a solid game as well and made a fantastic pass to Ingram on the Lakers' final offensive possession, finished with 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting, eight assists, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.

After that play, Ingram was able to to make his 2nd 3-point shot courtesy of the 8 assists of Lonzo Ball. Philly won the first matchup in L.A. behind 46 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists from Joel Embiid and a near triple-double from Ben Simmons.

Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Ingram (14) goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. And Julius Randle was terrific down the stretch with 16 points, giving Embiid and the Sixers fits off pick and rolls.

James Harden scored 29 points with five rebounds, and Chris Paul added 18 points with 13 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Rockets to an 112-101 win over the Jazz. The 76ers (13-11) have now lost four of their last six games, which dropped them down to eighth in the Eastern Conference standings. Ball was so disappointed in his play, he went to the team's practice facility hours after that game to shoot instead of doing his usual post home game routine of re-watching the game.

The Lakers edged back in front, but Philadelphia tied it again, at 104-104, on Embiid's two free throws with 39.8 seconds to play.

NOTES: Los Angeles enjoyed a 41-13 advantage in bench scoring.

LiAngelo Ball and fellow freshmen basketball players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill created an global incident that eventually involved President Donald Trump. Booed in the first half nearly every time he touched the ball, Ball flirted with his third career triple-double.

Their lead expanded to as many as 16 points in the third quarter, but the Sixers answered.

But the Lakers never fell behind, hanging on to break a losing streak and quiet their, and the Ball family's, dissenters.

Despite the loss, Simmons became the fastest rookie since Lamar Odom in 1999-2000 to reach three career triple-doubles in 23 games or less. "He does what he does and helps his team win every night".