Embiid, indeed: Sixers big man’s huge night sinks young Lakers

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LOS ANGELES — A showdown between a pair of the NBA’s legacy teams each trying to restore past glory, proved exciting, chaotic and incredibly entertaining, with the Philadelphia 76ers topping the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109.

At morning shootaround, Lakers coach Luke Walton drew a parallel between the teams’ respective rookie point guards, Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball. Walton highlighted their uncommon vision and willingness to prioritize creating opportunities for their teammates over creating for themselves.

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