Basketball Cameroons Embiid Shines But Team World Claim Nba Africa Game

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Basketball Cameroons Embiid Shines But Team World Claim Nba Africa Game

PRETORIA – All Star Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid scored 24 points but could not inspire Team Africa to victory over Team World as they slipped to a 96-92 defeat in the NBA Africa Game played at a raucous Sun Arena in Pretoria on Saturday.

Los Angeles Clippers small forward Danilo Gallinari led the scoring for Team World with 23 points, as well as eight rebounds and three assists, that earned him the most valuable player award. They made it a hat-trick of wins in the exhibition fixture after previous successes in 2015 and last year.

Team World led 78-68 going into the final quarter, but Team Africa were spurred on by a fired-up Embiid as they rallied to close the gap before running out of time.

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