Joel Embiid’s heroics lift Sixers to 118-117 victory at Jazz

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

SALT LAKE CITY — With a raucous home crowd on its feet, Joel Embiid got the ball on the right side of the court and launched as he faded away. The shot with 4.9 seconds left went splash, lifting Embiid to 30 points and the 76ers to a 118-117 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday night Vivint Arena. Though the Sixers built multiple double-digit leads — including a 20-point advantage in the first quarter — the short-handed Jazz kept rallying to create a tight fourth quarter. Mike Conley first ignited the crowd with 3-pointer that tied the score, 113-113, with 1 minute, 48 seconds left, and then th…

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