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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...

New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) defends against Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic as Nuggets' JaMychal Green (0) grabs a rebound during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in New York. (Elsa/Pool Photo via AP)

Jokic, Nuggets win easily again, rout Knicks 114-89

Jan. 10, 2021 9:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in another short night, and the Denver Nuggets reached .500 for the first time this season with a 114-89 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday. The Nuggets opened 1-4 after reaching the Western Conference finals last season but...

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) drives against Boston Celtics guard Javonte Green during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Wizards lose Beal to protocols, Westbrook to quad injury

Jan. 9, 2021 6:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards guard Bradley Beal was a late scratch for a game Saturday against Miami due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, leaving Washington's backcourt short-handed after Russell Westbrook was also ruled out with a quad injury. Beal, the NBA's leading scorer with 35.0 points per...

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...

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) passes the ball under pressure from Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tatum has 32 to help Celtics hold off Beal, Wizards 116-107

Jan. 8, 2021 11:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 32 points, Jaylen Brown had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics held off Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 116-107 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Beal had 41 points and eight rebounds a game after tying the franchise record with 60 points...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry, right, shoots a three-pointer over Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

AP source: 76ers quarantine in New York after positive test

Jan. 8, 2021 10:31 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are quarantining in New York because of a positive COVID-19 test for guard Seth Curry. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers stayed overnight after the team learned of Curry’s positive result during Thursday’s loss against the Nets....