Philadelphia 76ers end five-game skid, hand Heat second straight loss
Joel Embiid plays 18 minutes, making 8 of 16 field goal attempts. AP

DARIO Saric scored 19 and Joel Embiid had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Heat, 113-110, on Friday in Miami (Saturday, Manila time).

The Sixers ended a five-game skid, scoring their second win in seven games.

Jerami Grant had 17 points and Sergio Rodriguez scored 13 for the Sixers.

The Heat suffered their second straight loss and fourth in eight games.

Goran Dragic had 17 points and seven assists, while Hassan Whiteside scored 15 points and had eight rebounds for Miami.

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