Embiid gets late block as Maxey, 76ers take 3-0 lead on Nets

Philadelphia 76ers' James Harden reacts to a foul called on him during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday in New York. After review, he was given a flagrant foul two, and ejected. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK — Joel Embiid, limping throughout the game and perhaps lucky not to have been ejected for kicking a Nets player in the groin area, blocked a potential tying basket with 8.8 seconds left and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn 102-97 on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.