Friday night's slate of NBA games was jam-packed with storylines. Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers headed to the Peach State to take on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks for the first time since last season's Eastern Conference semifinals. The top two teams in the West clashed as the Golden State Warriors cooled off the red-hot Phoenix Suns.
Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Malik Monk scored all of his 20 points in the second half for the Lakers, who dropped to 12-12. ERS 98, HAWKS 96 ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 28 points, including a jumper with 42 seconds remaining that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the second half, and the 76ers took a comeback win over Trae Young and Atlanta. Embiid snapped a 96-all tie with the 13-foot jumper.
However, Embiid went on to miss a basket with 10 seconds to play. Kevin Huerter grabbed the defensive rebound and Matisse Thybulle later fouled Young with 2.4 seconds left. After a timeout, Danilo Gallinari missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Sixers escaped.