CHICAGO — Joel Embiid had 25 points, including three on a terrific tiebreaking long-range shot, as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Saturday.
Philadelphia led by 19 points midway through the second period before Chicago put up a good run to get back in the game heading into halftime. The Bulls actually took the lead in the third quarter.
The game stayed tight until the end, but the 76ers made enough plays to beat Chicago for the 12th straight time.
The score was tied at 109 after Nikola Vucevic made two free throws for the Bulls with 1:10 left. Embiid missed two shots from the line after being fouled by Patrick Williams.
Alex Caruso grabbed the rebound for Chicago, but Zach LaVine missed a shot. Embiid hit a 3-pointer that put the Sixers up 112-109 with 18.1 seconds left.