Joel Embiid hits game-winning jumper to lift Sixers and spoil Matisse Thybulle’s homecoming

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid crashed Matisse Thybulle’s homecoming. The 76ers All-Star center sank a 14-foot turnaround jumper with 1.1 seconds left to cap the Sixers’ 120-119 comeback victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Sixers battled back from a 21-point deficit to improve to 44-22 and extend their winning streak to four games. In the process, the Sixers snapped a two-game skid at the Wells Fargo Center. Embiid led all scorers with 39 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists. But this night was about Thybulle’s return. The Blazers swingman was back in the arena he called home…

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