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2019 Schedule
42-40, 4th in Atlantic
Simmons on Dudley: I don't have energy for it (0:22)
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Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round...

Simmons smirks at Dudley, then taunts him later (0:27)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Simmons delivered an All Star performance for Philly (31 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds) on a night they were without Joel Embiid. He was impressive in the fourth with nine points, two assists, a block and a steal in a two-minute stretch late in the period to blow Game 3 open. Philly will take a 2-1 series lead.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets fans chant "Jimmy's leaving!" as free-agent-to-be Jimmy Butler shoots free throws for the Sixers midway through the fourth quarter.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sixers' once 18-point lead is down to 6 and Barclays Center — relishing its first home playoff game since May 1, 2015 - is amped. Philadelphia will have to earn this over the final 8 minutes of the 4th quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn opens the fourth by turning it over and missing its first four shots before D'Angelo Russell suns in and scores seven consecutive Nets points. Strong answer from the All-Star guard to keep the home team in the game.

Embiid: 'It's unfortunate that I laughed' (1:19)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn finished the third quarter scoring eight unanswered points - including a four-point play from Spencer Dinwiddie - to cut Philly's lead to seven. The Barclays Center crowd, quiet for much of the third as Philadelphia methodically built a double-digit lead, is alive and well heading into the final period.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There's always a conversation around Ben Simmons' shooting but he and the Sixers probably don't get enough credit when they defend the way they have in Game 3. D'Angelo Russell and Joe Harris are a combined 8-for-24 and 1-for-8 from behind the arc for Brooklyn, which has trailed by double digits for much of the third quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Caris LeVert knocks down 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to tie the score at 38-38. Kenny Atkinson referred to LeVert several times as an X-factor for Brooklyn. He's certainly made an imprint in the first half of Game 3.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

The Sixers got a combined nine points and six rebounds in 12 first quarter minutes out of Greg Monroe and Boban Marjanovic in place of Joel Embiid. If they can keep up anything close to that production, Philly will be thrilled.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

One thing that will help Philly a lot in trying to combat Joel Embiid's absence: an aggressive Ben Simmons, which is exactly what the Sixers have gotten early on in this game. They need that to continue for 48 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The crowd in Brooklyn is in playoff form for Game 3. Loudest I've heard the Barclays Center this season. Intense atmosphere.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Loud boos from the Barclays Center crowd for Ben Simmons on his first touch of Game 3.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Despite the clear talent advantage in Philadelphia's favor in this series, the one true advantage the Sixers have had through the first two games is simply how massive Joel Embiid is inside. With the Nets already holding homecourt, will be fascinating to see how the Sixers handle playing without him tonight.

Simmons: It's Jared Dudley, c'mon (0:20)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers coach Brett Brown said Joel Embiid is a game-time decision for Game 3.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Photo mocking Ben Simmons' jump shot outside of Barclays Center ahead of Game 3:

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.215th
Rebounds Per Game46.67th
Assists Per Game23.821st
Points Allowed112.318th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-194240.512
2017-182854.341
2016-172062.244
2015-162161.256
2014-153844.463