Philadelphia 76ers win for sixth time in seven games

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid

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Although Butler scored just seven points on Wednesday against the New York Knicks, Joel Embiid weighed in with 26 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in a 117-91 win, with Simmons optimistic that this team will continue to improve.

More impressively though, with the win at Wells Fargo Center, the 76ers are now 11-1 on their home court.

Through 19 games this season, Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. JJ Redick had 24 points while Ben Simmons had 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

"I always feel like when I shoot the ball it's going to go in, but there's a different feeling I think when you haven't missed and you've taken a few shots and you just keep seeing the ball go in", he said.

"We had a tough schedule at the start of the season but now we've got our feet under us". We're getting our plays defensively and our calls.

With the arrival of Jimmy Butler to the team, along with the fact that most the pieces traded to get him cost the 76ers a lot of shooting depth, the question now is what's the fate of Markelle Fultz? As of 10:30 p.m. ET, only one game had been decided by one possession.

However, the 37-year-old career 43.2% three point shooter, was not going to give the Sixers much on defense.

THUNDER 100, CAVALIERS 83: Russell Westbrook moved into a tie for third place on the National Basketball Association list for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, in Oklahoma City's home win.

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in a 116-113 win over the Bulls.

James Harden had 25 points, 17 assists, 11 rebounds and six steals in the Rockets' 128-108 loss to the Mavericks.

Minnesota Timberwolves shut down the San Antonio Spurs in a 128-89 victory, New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 125-104 while the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 108-94.

Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard scored 41 points while shooting 13 of 22 and 10 of 15 from the 3-point line in a 115-112 win over the Magic.

Nets guard D'Angelo Russell was prevalent in the Brooklyn offense on Wednesday, but maybe he shouldn't have been. He finished six-of-25 shooting and the team were minus-13 with him on the floor in a 101-91 loss to the Jazz.

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