The Philadelphia 76ers looked to be in trouble on Saturday afternoon when they played host to the Denver Nuggets.
The Sixers were off to a rough start on the defensive end as they allowed the Nuggets to shoot a scorching 65.9% from the floor and they were trailing it 73-58 at halftime.
Instead, they dug deep and were able to rally for a 126-119 win over the No. 1 seed in the West.
They held the Nuggets to 40.5% from the floor and 46 points after halftime thanks to some big defensive performances from PJ Tucker and Tobias Harris and, of course, they were able to win thanks to the heroics of Joel Embiid.
Embiid had 47 points on 18-for-31 shooting and 18 rebounds to win his duel with Nuggets star Nikola Jokic who had 24 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds.
ames Harden had 17 points and 13 assists, Harris had 14 and six rebounds, De’Anthony Melton and Tyrese Maxey had 13 points each, and Georges Niang had 14.
Harden and the rest of NBA Twitter gave their reactions to an impressive win: