Fresh off new extension, 76ers’ Joel Embiid nets 22 points in 15 minutes

Joel Embiid, playing for the first time since agreeing to a five-year, $146.5 million extension, scored 22 points in his preseason debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Embiid’s impressive stat line came in just 15 minutes of action in the Sixers’ 133-114 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Of his 22 points, 14 came from the free-throw line. Embiid also added seven rebounds.

“I didn’t expect that, but I’ve been working hard all summer,” Embiid said. “I didn’t have a lot of time on the court. So I feel like I’m still behind. But with repetition, it’s going to come.”

Embiid has been eased back into action for Philadelphia after having surgery March 24 for a meniscus tear in his left knee. He hadn’t played in a game since Jan. 27.

“It’s just a very potent offensive package that people sort of have to game-plan for,” Sixers coach Brett

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