Lakers beat Sixers to snap eight-game skid

Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, left, and Los Angeles Lakers' Louis Williams chase a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Philadelphia (Saturday in Manila). | AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Lakers beat Sixers to snap eight-game skid

Aaron Bracy (Associated Press) - December 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

PHILADELPHIA — Julius Randle scored nine of his 25 points in a dominating first quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 100-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night (Saturday in Manila).

Lou Williams added 18 points and D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young had 15 points apiece for the Lakers. They were playing the third game of a seven-game, 12-day trip — their longest of the season.

Joel Embiid scored 15 points for the 76ers. They have dropped eight straight at home to fall to an NBA-worst 6-20.

Sevyn Streeter performed the national anthem wearing a "We Matter" jersey. The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing before the 76ers' home opener in October, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a "We Matter" T-shirt.

Streeter came to center court on Friday in a black jersey with the words "We Matter" above the No. 7. She received applause upon her introduction and cheers when she completed the song.

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