Embiid, Covington shine as Sixers outlast Clippers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball during the game against the LA Clippers on November 13, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. AFP

Joel Embiid scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds while Robert Covington added 31 points and Australia’s Ben Simmons added 22 points to power the Philadelphia 76ers over the host Los Angeles Clippers 109-105.

A 10-1 Sixers’ run capped by two Simmons free throws put the 76ers ahead 105-101.

Austin Rivers sank a 3-pointer for the Clippers but Covington, whose 3-pointer put the 76ers ahead for good, made four free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the victory.

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