Team Downs Spurs, Stays Perfect at Home

by Brian Seltzer Reporter


Regardless of uniform, modern day or Classic, the Seventy Sixers have been one of the NBA's most successful home teams. Down at The Center Friday, they kept a good thing going, knocking off the San Antonio Spurs, 115-104.

The win marked the Sixers' third in a row, 10th overall on the young season, and kept the club perfect in South Philadelphia, at 6-0.

On what was a balanced night for the Sixers' offense, Tobias Harris led the way with 26 points. He nailed 10 of his 16 shots, going 3 for 5 from beyond the arc, and reached the 20-point mark for the third time in four games. 

Ben Simmons registered his first triple-double of the year behind a 10-point, 10-rebound, and 13-assist line, while Joel Embiid notched his eighth double-double with 21 points and a game-high 14 boards. 

Filling in for starter Josh Richardson (hip) for a second consecutive contest, Furkan Korkmaz came up big. He hit two of his four 3-pointers in the final five minutes of regulation, his last one coming with 2:28 to go to increase the Sixers' lead to 111-100, and farcing a San Antonio timeout. 

Al Horford finished with 18 points (8-14 fg), nine boards, and six dimes. James Ennis III was sharp again off the bench, delivering double-figures (13 pts, 5-6 fg) for a third game in a row. 

Despite the Spurs never going away, the Sixers were in control virtually the entire evening. They trailed for only 15 seconds, at 4-2.

Representing keys to Friday's win, the Sixers commanded the glass, 51-32, outscored San Antonio 16-6 on second chances, and shot 51.7% from the field.

Click here for a complete box score. 

@Sixers Social:

Furkan was feelin' it. 

Up Next:

The 76ers wrap up a back-to-back, and their three-game homestand, by hosting Jimmy Butler and the surging Miami Heat. Miami won Friday at Chicago behind Butler's 27 points to stretch their current streak to four victories in a row.

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