Joel Embiid tallies 24 points as the Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-105

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76ers vs City Thunders (Credits: Boston.com)

Joel Embiid returned to the court after nine weeks recovering from knee surgery, scoring 24 points and leading the 76ers to a 109-105 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

Embiid’s performance, including seven assists and six rebounds, showed that he can make a big impact for the team. He’s not fully back to his best yet, but his presence boosts the team’s confidence.

Chet Holmgren led the Thunder with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.

76ers vs City Thunders (Credits: AP News)

The Sixers rallied in the final minutes, with Kelly Oubre Jr. hitting a crucial 3-pointer and Embiid sealing the victory with four free throws.

Embiid’s return is a positive sign for the Sixers, who have struggled without him. With him back in action, they have a better chance in the playoffs.

Despite missing key players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams, the Thunder put up a good fight. Coach Nick Nurse praised their effort and highlighted Gilgeous-Alexander’s impact on the team.

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