76ers beat the Raptors in first outing since James Harden trade to the Clippers as Joel Embiid heroics seal third straight win for Philadelphia

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By Oliver Salt For Dailymail.Com and Reuters and Ap

Published: 22:18 EDT, 2 November 2023 | Updated: 22:21 EDT, 2 November 2023

Joel Embiid recorded 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists to thief nan Philadelphia 76ers triumph their first crippled since trading James Harden in a 114-99 triumph complete the Toronto Raptors connected Thursday night.

Harden, who yet sealed his desired move to nan Clippers this week, said retired connected his Sixers departure astatine his unveiling successful LA connected Thursday, claiming he was forced retired of nan statement because its beforehand agency 'had different plans'.

The 34-year-old told nan property that erstwhile he was traded from nan Brooklyn Nets, he arrived successful Philadelphia 'thinking I'm going to discontinue arsenic a Sixer.'

Just hours aft their erstwhile guard's comments, nan Sixers ensured it is very overmuch nary Harden, nary problem correct now aft securing their 3rd consecutive triumph against nan Raptors.

Embiid, who enjoyed a superb nighttime astatine nan agency successful Philadelphia, was 8-of-22 from nan section and 12-of-13 from nan free propulsion line.

Joel Embiid recorded 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists to thief nan Philadelphia 76ers hit nan Toronto Raptors 114-99

It was nan Sixers' first outing since waving goodbye to James Harden (pictured) this week

Tobias Harris was besides connected manus pinch 23 points for Philadelphia against nan Raptors connected Thursday

Tobias Harris and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 23 points apiece and Tyrese Maxey had 18 for nan Sixers. Furkan Korkmaz besides contributed 10.

Scottie Barnes led nan Raptors pinch 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. OG Anunoby added 16 points and Dennis Schroder had 13 points and 10 assists. Pascal Siakam was held to 10 points.

Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak pinch a 130-111 location triumph complete nan Milwaukee Bucks connected Wednesday night, but grounded to build disconnected nan triumph and alternatively made it two losses already this play to nan 76ers.

The 76ers whitethorn request different crippled aliases 2 earlier they yet accommodate to a roster without Harden. They were utilized to playing without nan 10-time All-Star - nan 76ers went 2-1 without him - but coach Nick Nurse needs clip to merge nan caller additions.

Oubre's ascension to nan starting lineup successful spot of PJ Tucker, who was included successful nan Harden deal, near nan Sixers pinch a bladed bench. Marcus Morris and Nic Batum did not play successful their first crippled since they were dealt by nan Clippers. Robert Covington and K.J. Martin sewage immoderate tally successful nan last 90 seconds pinch nan crippled successful hand.

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