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Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Joe, right, blocks the shot by Miami Heat's Tyler Herro, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108

Jan. 14, 2021 10:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons called trade rumors part of the NBA. With another triple-double, he showed why he's coveted around the league — and needed in Philly. Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds and Shake Milton returned from COVID-related issues and scored 31 points and lead...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts to the 137-134 overtime win in an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 45, Mathias wins it for 76ers in OT on 3

Jan. 12, 2021 10:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pick a position, Joel Embiid got to the basket at will and continued to stir early-season MVP hype. Dakota Mathias needed only one open look to squeeze his way into Embiid's personal highlight reel. Embiid had 45 points and 16 rebounds, Mathias’ only basket of the game was a...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young's 26 points lead Hawks past short-handed 76ers, 112-94

Jan. 11, 2021 10:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 26 points, including the first three baskets of Atlanta's dominant start to the second half, and the Hawks beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 112-94 on Monday night. De'Andre Hunter and Brandon Goodwin had 15 points as the Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak....

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Josh Richardson (0) argue with referees after Richardson was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

'Uncharted waters': More NBA games off as virus issues grow

Jan. 11, 2021 7:07 PM EST

The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact-tracing issues on Monday, and the Miami Heat were preparing to be without eight players — including All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo — for several days because of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Monday’s game...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, left, blocks the shot attempt by Philadelphia 76ers' Tyrese Maxey, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Denver tops short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries

Jan. 9, 2021 6:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers opened the week with the best record in the NBA — and now face an uncertain future with a starting lineup fit for the preseason. Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past Philadelphia 115-103 on Saturday, beating a 76ers team...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Joe Harris (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Virus, injuries leave 76ers set to play with 7 players

Jan. 9, 2021 2:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are set to play Saturday without All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and will have the NBA minimum eight players active as the team deals with injuries and COVID-19 concerns. Sixers guard Seth Curry learned of a positive COVID-19 test while the team played...

Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) shoots between Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) and Tobias Harris (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nets, without Irving and Durant, beat NBA-leading 76ers

Jan. 7, 2021 11:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets couldn't put Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant into those throwback blue tie-dye jerseys from 30 years ago. The NBA's leading team still couldn't come close to beating them. Joe Harris scored a season-high 28 points and the Nets shook off the absence of their two superstars...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, dunks the ball on Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Sixers top Wizards despite Beal's record-tying 60 points

Jan. 6, 2021 10:52 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bradley Beal sank his free throw in the final seconds to reach a milestone, a Washington record-tying 60 points. Dominant again, Joel Embiid had already made it a moot point. Embiid scored 38 points and the NBA-leading Philadelphia 76ers overcame Beal's first career 60-point game in a...

Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo, left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Danny Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid's double-double leads 76ers past Hornets 118-101

Jan. 4, 2021 9:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid wore a sweatshirt with “The Process” emblazoned on the front, his nickname that’s a nod to the path the 76ers took from a forlorn franchise to one that has the best record in the NBA. And just maybe, the best player, too. Embiid had 14 points and 11...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham battle for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris, Embiid lead 76ers past Charlotte 127-112

Jan. 2, 2021 10:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris punctuated a drive with a dynamic dunk that should have made a packed arena quake. He had to settle for leaving the Hornets shaken. Joel Embiid had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Harris scored 24 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 127-112 win over the Charlotte...