Joel Embiid scored 20 points and Ben Simmons posted almost a triple double to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-94 victory over Indiana Pacers for his first move to win this season. Simmons had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists when Philadelphia ended a five-match loss line on the way.
The 76ers also snapped an eight-matched loss on Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which was dated April 2013.
NBA: Ben Simmons has come to a hot start when the Philadelphia 76ers meets Indiana Pacers.
Simmons slams early
Victor Oladipo scored 24 points in the first half of 10 out of 16 shots and finished with a season-high 36 points for Pacers. Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Just three nights after being blown out in Brooklyn, 76ers were at home in Indianapolis.
They started fast, jumped to a 19-9 lead and closed it by starting fourth quarter on a 14-4 round which made it 92-75 by 7:32 left. However, Philadelphia fought to maintain control.
Indiana closed the deficit to 29-23 after a quarter, used an 18-3 spurt in the second quarter to take a lead of 41-36 and stop tying the score 50-50 in half-time.
NBA: The Philadelphia Storm Joel Embiid is usually the shameful opposition players at the Curtis, but it was his turn to eat a little humble pie when Indiana's Domant's Sabonis straight up posted him.
Domas posts Embiid
76ers built a five-point lead early in the third quarter and Robert Covington made eight of Sixer's last 10 points in the quarter to give Philadelphia a 78-71 leader.
But when Shamet did back-to-back 3s and Dario Saric finished a four-point game at 6:59, Philadelphia led 96-77 and Pacers could not get closer to seven to the last seconds.
Ben Simmons scored 16 points.
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Originally published as Big-dunking Simmons, Embiid warms up as Sixers gets back on track