(AP) Joel Embiid had 31 points and 19 rebounds and Philadelphia beat New Orleans 121-120 Wednesday night after Anthony Davis missed the third of three free throws with 2.5 seconds left.
The 76ers are 10-0 at home. They looked in control, up nine points with just under 2 1/2 minutes to play, before a late surge by the Pelicans.
Embiid fouled Davis on a 3-point attempt, and Davis made the first two free throws before the third one went in and out. Davis grabbed the rebound, but his wild attempt at a winning shot was off the mark.
Davis finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds in a matchup between two of the NBA's top big men with Embiid.
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