The Philadelphia 76ers (29-16) outlasted the Brooklyn Nets (18-24) in a Martin Luther King matinee in Brooklyn.
While the Nets hung tight, Sixer Ben Simmons stole center stage with a triple-double on 34 points, 12 boards, and 12 assists to lead Philly to its fourth consecutive victory.
Al Horford added a 19 point game and was aided by Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson who each added a dozen points.
The Nets hung in but were unable to get the best of a comeback and fell short.
The Sixers went 42 of 94 from the floor while the home team put up 39 of 81.
Philly was good from long distance with a 33.3% off a 15 for 39 night that Brooklyn topped with an 11 or 24 and a 37.9%.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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