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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.