Embiid scores 30 on bad knee, 76ers hold off winless Pistons

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Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) dunks past Detroit Pistons’ Luka Garza (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid shook off lingering pain in his right knee and scored 30  points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 110-102 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Embiid remains hampered by a right knee that hasn’t been right since he suffered a torn meniscus during last season’s playoffs. Embiid’s numbers were off a bit compared to his careers bests.

The 7-footer has played in every game with the Sixers still without fellow All-Star Ben Simmons.

The Pistons missed 10 of their first 12 shots and their first seven 3s and fell to 0-4.

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