PHILLY (AP)-- Joel Embiid racked up a career-high 49 points ordered 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris had 25 points the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 129-112 on Monday evening. Missing Out On All-Star Ben Simmons for the 2nd time in 3 video games due to a back injury, the Sixers mixed up their starting lineup as well as obtained 15 points from Furkan Korkmaz in reserve duty.
Trae Young led Atlanta with 28 points despite missing out on nine of 11 from 3-point array. De'Andre Hunter included 22 as well as John Collins had 21 for the Hawks.
After tracking by 21 in the initial half, the Hawks outscored Philly 23-9 to start the third quarter. They closed out the period with an 8-0 run as well as took a 92-91 introduce the 4th after Youthful toenailed a 3.
The Sixers increased to remain on 4 successive free throws by Embiid. Harris sank a 3-pointer to extend the bring about 105-98.
Embiid's dunk and also 19-footer put Philadelphia up by 15 with 3:08 left, and the All-Star center listened to "MVP!" incantations when he went to the nasty line in the last mins. Embiid made 14 of 15 free throws as well as 17 of 24 from the flooring. He hit a 3 in the last minute to set his personal finest. His previous high was 46 versus the Lakers on Nov. 15, 2017.
Simmons just played five minutes in a loss at Milwaukee on Saturday before exiting. He had tests on Sunday and also requires more evaluation.
Coach Brett Brown would not hypothesize on the extent of the injury or how long Simmons will be sidelined. Yet it appears the group is preparing to play without him for a while.
Hawks: The loss snapped a two-game winning streak. The Hawks have not won 3 straight all season. ... Youthful, who got in balancing 30.0 points per video game, just had 10 in the very first half. Young had 39 points as well as 18 assists in a 127-117 triumph over the 76ers in the house on Jan. 30. ... Train Lloyd Pierce was an assistant for five periods under Brown in Philly prior to going to Atlanta in 2015.
76ers: Al Horford was back in the starting schedule after coming off the bench the last three video games The 6-foot-9. Horford had actually begun 835 straight games because his rookie period in 2007 prior to Brown took him out of the beginning lineup on Feb. 11. ... Shake Milton started at point player for Simmons. Shooting guard Josh Richardson likewise played the point.