By Art Beitchman
76ers fans were thrilled to see center Joel Embiid return to the lineup Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, delivering 33 points and 10 rebounds in a 100-88 victory.
The big man had missed some games recently with a bout of the flu, and Embiid looked good in his return even more so since James Harden will be out at least until December.
33 PTS | 10 REB | 5 AST
do your thing, 21, do your thing. ?
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 8, 2022
The Sixers also got much-needed pop off the bench from Georges Niang hitting 7 of 10 from 3 point land for 21 points hitting big shots down the stretch helping secure the win versus the powerful Suns.
With this week’s home and away matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, the Sixers look to get above .500 for good, with Embiid playing back to MVP levels they can make it happen.