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LeBron reaches milestone; Philly finally wins

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By Ivan Saldajeno

LOS BAÑOS--Everyone's on the win column now!

Philadelphia needed extra time but still ended up with its first victory of the NBA season with a 109-105 subduing of Indiana at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday (Philippine Time).

Joel Embiid tallied a season-high 25 points including the game-deciding three-point play and two insurance free throws to lead the 76ers, who lost their first seven games prior to the win.

Paul George had 26 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steal for the Pacers.

Both teams split their home-and-home set in similar fashion as Indiana also needed overtime to repulse Philadelphia in Indianapolis on Thursday (Philippine Time).

In Washington, LeBron James became the youngest player to reach 27 thousand points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers mauled the Washington Wizards, 105-94.

Needing only seven points to reach the plateau, James scored on a three-pointer with 4:18 left in the first quarter for his 27,002nd career point and ninth in the game.

James would finish with 27 points along with 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks to backstop Kyrie Irving's 29-point output for Cleveland.

John Wall fired 28 markers for Washington.

Elsewhere, the Toronto Raptors pipped the Charlotte Hornets, 113-111, the Utah Jazz stifled the Orlando Magic, 87-74, the Boston Celtics crushed the New York Knicks, 115-87, the Los Angeles Clippers downed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-108, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons, 96-86, and the Portland Trail Blazers tripped the Sacramento Kings in overtime, 122-120.

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