Joel Embiid, Cody Zeller, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Matt Slocum Anthony Gilbert | For NJ Advance Media The Sixers maintained their perfect record at home on Friday, as they secured an overtime victory over the Hornets 133-132. Joel Embiid carried the team in the fourth quarter, hitting some clutch free throws and a three pointer to force the extra period. Philadelphia had jumped out to a 21 point lead before poor defense and an offensive eruption from the Hornets’ all star Kemba Walker eroded the Sixers’ momentum with 22 of his 30 points all coming after the third quarter. Embiid proved to be too much as he finished the game with 42 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks, and most importantly he made a career high 19 free throws. Joel Embiid Matt Slocum Joel Embiid continues to make history Embiid leads the league with 12 double-double of the season. His 12 double-doubles are the most a player has had over the first 13 games of a season since Hall of Famer Moses Malone also had 12 double-doubles in 1983-84 (Basketball-Reference). Friday was Embiid’s second 40 point performance of the season and the his third of his career. With two games scoring 40 or more this season, Embiid is tied for the most in the league with Damian Lillard of Portland. The last Philadelphia player with multiple 40 or more point games in a season was Hall of Fame guard Allen Iverson, when he had 15 games with 40 plus points in 2005-06 (Basketball-Reference).