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Detroit Pistons guard Wayne Ellington (8) reacts after a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Wright, Ellington lead Pistons over 76ers 119-104

Jan. 25, 2021 11:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons (4-13), who still have...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) grimaces after Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) ran into him while chasing guard Ben Simmons (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) goes to the basket next to Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant returns, Grizzlies top 76ers 106-104 for 4th straight

Jan. 16, 2021 11:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Morant, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists. Rookie...

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...

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 (21) and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, right, go for a ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Torrid shooting helps 76ers rout previously unbeaten Magic

Dec. 31, 2020 10:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joel Embiid had 21 points and nine rebounds in three quarters and the Philadelphia 76ers handed the Orlando Magic their first loss with a 116-92 victory Thursday night. Off to a 4-0 start for the first time in franchise history, the Magic never had much of a shot at a fifth win because...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives between Philadelphia 76ers' Shake Milton (18) and Mike Scott (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 118-94. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavs win 3rd straight to open season, rout 76ers 118-94

Dec. 27, 2020 10:45 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond scored 24 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and made three steals as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their third straight game to start the season, 118-94 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. Collin Sexton added 22 points and Darius Garland had 14 points and seven assists for...

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, left, cannot get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, top right, and Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid leads 76ers past Westbrook, Wizards 113-107 in opener

Dec. 23, 2020 10:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone more than a year without losing in Philadelphia, a stretch that included a coaching change, a roster revamp, and a pandemic hiatus. The constant? Joel Embiid simply dominant down the stretch. Embiid scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 14...