Joel Embiid scored 20 points, and Ben Simmons almost doubled it to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-94 win over Indiana Pacers for the first time this season. Simmons had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, as Philadelphia on the road ended the loss of five games.
Also, 76ers won a loss in eight games at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse club, which was held until April 2013.
NBA: Ben Simmons started with a hot start when Philadelphia 76ers faced Indiana Pacers.
Simmons decay early
Victor Oladipo scored 24 points in 10 of the 16 shots in the first half and finished 36 points for Pacers. Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Only three days after they developed in Brooklyn, they were seen at home in Indianapolis.
They started quickly, jumped to lead 19-9 and left it, starting fourth quarter at 14-4, reaching 92-75 with 7:32 left. Philadelphia struggled to maintain control among them.
Indiana left the deficit to 29-23 after one quarter, and in the second quarter he scored 18-3 in the second quarter and won a 41-36 advantage, finally finishing 50-50.
NBA: Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid is usually those unpleasant opposition players in the queue, but it was up to him to eat some humble pie when Indianant Domantas Sabonis straightened him.
Domas posterizes Embijida
In the early third quarter, 76ers transformed the lead with five points, while Robert Covington won eight of six points in the quarter-finals for Sixers, with Philadelphia heading towards 78:71.
But when Shamet equalized 3 times and Dario Šarić finished the four-stage game 6:59, Philadelphia ran 96-77 and Pacers could not get closer as seven to last seconds.
Ben Simmons scored 16 points.
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