The question of whether the Philadelphia 76ers can survive without Joel Embiid has been answered with a resounding yes as they take an NBA-best 10-game winning streak into Tuesday night's matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.
It will be the 76ers' third game since Embiid was lost for the immediate future with an orbital bone fracture that may keep him out the rest of the regular season, if not some or all of the playoffs.
The first game, a 101-91 win on Friday at Atlanta, went well. Their second, a 119-102 win at Charlotte, featured yet another Ben Simmons near-triple-double.
"We owe it to him to do whatever we can to let him play with his team -- our team -- wherever we can," said Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, whose team will also be without Dario Saric (elbow) on Tuesday. "And we see the path to doing that is fighting like heck to get a home-court advantage. We feel like we can control our own destiny if we're able to do that, which allows us to give ourselves a chance to re-introduce him to the team." >> Read more
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