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Embiid, Maxey net 31 points each as 76ers top Pacers for 8th straight win

PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey each scored 31 points and Tobias Harris added 24 as the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Indiana Pacers 141-121 on Saturday night to match their season high with an eighth consecutive victory.In a matchup of teams missing All-Stars — Philadelphia’s James Harden and Indiana’s Tyrese Haliburton — the 76ers shot 61% from the field, led by as many as 24 points and never looked back after overcoming an early eight-point deficit.Embiid, who set a franchise record with his ninth straight outing of at least 30 points, chipped in seven assists and seven rebounds. Philadelphia legends Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain each had eight-game runs of 30 points or more."Embiid is right now probably the (NBA) MVP with what their team is doing and how he’s just elevated his game," Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "He’s as a difficult a guy to plan for as there is in the game.

He had 31 points and made it look like he wasn’t even trying to do it. He’s a walking cheat code."De’Anthony Melton started in Harden’s place and finished with 14 points, five assists, five rebounds and six steals, while Maxey had seven assists."I was really happy," Sixers coach Doc Rivers said. "Everybody contributed.

Joel at times was our point guard. He probably had 15 hockey assists, and that was just terrific. Low turnovers.


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Virginia man wins $1M in Mega Millions lottery after thinking he lost - - state Virginia
Virginia man wins $1M in Mega Millions lottery after thinking he lost
MANASSAS, Va. - This man didn’t win the top Mega Millions prize, but he still won big. Malcolm Meredith, of Manassas, Virginia, bought a lottery ticket for the May 20 Mega Millions drawing, according to the Virginia Lottery.Soon after the drawing, he showed his ticket to a person who told him it wasn’t a winner, according to an Aug. 4 press release.Mega Millions winners in Virginia can claim $10K prizes; Friday's jackpot grows to $1.02 billionFOX Business reached out to the Virginia Lottery for comment.The agency revealed on its website that Meredith’s ticket had matched the first five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing, just not the Mega Ball number. Meredith held onto the ticket and weeks later, he got a second opinion and found out he won.Meredith took the ticket to the state lottery’s Northern Virginia Customer Service Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he learned he won $1 million, the release said."I was hoping and praying," Meredith told the Virginia Lottery.Meredith used the Easy Pick option, which meant the computer randomly selected his numbers, the Virginia Lottery reported.RELATED: Mega Millions winning numbers: $1.28B Friday drawingThe winning numbers – for the $131 million jackpot at the time – were 33-40-59-60-69, with 22 as the Mega Ball number.The odds of matching the first five numbers of the Mega Millions are one in 12,607,306, according to the Virginia Lottery.Meredith was the only person in the U.S.