PHILADELPHIA (AP) J.J. Redick scored 19 points and Ben Simmons had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their 11th straight victory, 121-95 over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
Neither Simmons nor Redick played in the fourth quarter for Philadelphia, which won its third consecutive contest without All-Star center Joel Embiid. Embiid had surgery on Saturday after suffering an orbital fracture in his left eye in Wednesday's 118-101 win over the Knicks. Embiid will be out for the remainder of the regular season and is slated to return for the playoffs, although his exact return date is not known.
The 76ers are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2012 and are vying for home-court advantage. Philadelphia began Tuesday in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of fifth-place Indiana and a half-game behind third-place Cleveland. The 76ers have five games remaining.
Marco Belinelli added 17 points for the 76ers (47-30), who also didn't have starter Dario Saric (cellulitis right elbow). >> Read more
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