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Embiid, Covington lead 76ers over Clippers

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, middle, shoots between Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, left, and center Willie Reed during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. | AP Photo/Chris Carlson

LOS ANGELES — Joel Embiid scored 32 points, Robert Covington added 31 and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Clippers 109-105 on Monday night (Tuesday Manila time) to hand Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss.

Ben Simmons had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia. Embiid grabbed a game-high 16 boards.

Lou Williams led Los Angeles (5-8) with 31 points off the bench, and Blake Griffin had 29. The Clippers started the season 4-0 but have lost eight of nine.

Philadelphia trailed 101-100 when Covington hit his fifth 3-pointer to give the Sixers (7-6) the lead for good with 33 seconds remaining.

The 76ers outrebounded the Clippers 51-34 to snap a two-game skid.

Powered by Embiid's 19 points and seven rebounds, the Sixers threatened to make the game a rout early, going up by 14 in the second quarter.

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The Clippers were getting pushed around and seemed a step slow until Griffin gave them a lift with 16 points in the second. Los Angeles closed to 55-53 at halftime.

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