HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Simmons had 24 factors, 9 assists and 7 rebounds and Joel Embiid added 22 factors to steer the Philadelphia 76ers to a one hundred fifteen-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night time.
After dropping a hundred and five-104 on a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Eric Gordon in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, the 76ers snapped an eight-recreation dropping streak towards the Rockets, profitable in Houston for the primary time since Feb. sixteen, 2011.
The Rockets missed 9 of their final 10 photographs, scoring simply 4 factors within the last three:28 and dropped consecutive video games for the primary time this season.
James Harden scored 29 factors and Gordon had 25.
Philadelphia led by as many as 14 factors and entered the fourth quarter up ninety two-eighty. Houston’s reserves rallied with out Harden to chop the result in 5 early within the fourth.
Embiid, who performed via a proper hand contusion, gave Houston’s protection matches when he obtained the ball and was disruptive within the paint on the defensive finish. Backup level guard T.J. McConnell ceaselessly pressured Harden defensively for Philadelphia, including eleven factors and 5 assists off the bench.
Philadelphia managed the primary quarter by placing up a season-excessive for factors in 1 / 4, main Houston 37-27 getting into the second. The Rockets closed the hole within the second quarter, capped off by a quick-break dunk from Gordon following a steal off a nasty move from Simmons that minimize Philadelphia’s result in two factors.
The 76ers led fifty eight-fifty six at halftime.
The Rockets have been capable of overcome an off capturing night time by overwhelming Philadelphia on the free-throw line the place they made 28 of 38 makes an attempt, in comparison with simply 17 of 24 for the 76ers.
Former Rockets ahead Robert Covington had 4 steals for the 76ers, including 5 factors and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.
76ers: SG JJ Redick missed his third straight recreation with decrease again tightness. … PG Markelle Fultz (shoulder) missed his fourth straight recreation. Fultz is out indefinitely and can be reevaluated in three weeks, the 76ers stated Sunday.
Rockets: Nene entered the sport questionable with left Achilles soreness however performed 10 minutes within the recreation, getting seven factors, three rebounds and a block off the bench. . After capturing 17-for-35 (forty eight.5 %) in a 3-recreation street journey, PF Ryan Anderson shot 2-for-9 from past the arc.
76ers: Host the Hawks on Wednesday night time.
Rockets: Go to the Knicks on Wednesday night time.
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