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Joel Embiid rams home vicious put-back slam in Philadelphia 76ers win over Cleveland Cavaliers

Wednesday 13 March 2019 10:33, UK

Joel Embiid scores at the rim against Cleveland 0:22
Joel Embiid collected his own miss in mid-air to ram home a vicious put-back dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers

Joel Embiid rammed home a vicious put-back slam to help power the Philadelphia 76ers to victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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In his second game since returning from injury, Embiid supplied 17 points (on 6-of-16 shooting), 19 rebounds and four blocks in support of top scorer Ben Simmons - who posted 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists - to lead the Sixers to a 106-99 win.

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Ben Simmons shines with 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers

Embiid also provided a spectacular highlight play to help seal the victory.

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The 76ers were leading 100-99 with a minute left in the game when collected a pass at the free throw line with his back to the basket. With the shot clock ticking down, he backed down overmatched Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson into the paint before lofting am off-balance turnaround floater.

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The shot was off but, luckily for the Sixers, cannoned off the front of the rim and back into Embiid's path.

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Before the Cavaliers defenders could react, the Cameroonian center was airborne again to slam home a vicious one-handed put-back slam.

Tuesday night's scores

  • Milwaukee Bucks 130-113 New Orleans Pelicans
  • Los Angeles Lakers 123-107 Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 99-106 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 107-133 Denver Nuggets
  • Portland Trail Blazers 125-104 Los Angeles Clippers
  • San Antonio Spurs 112-105 Dallas Mavericks
  • New York Knicks 98-103 Indiana Pacers

Embiid then made four clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds to help seal the win.

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Click the video at the top of the page to watch Embiid's emphatic put-back throw down.

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