Sixers back on track, fend off Rockets | Inquirer Sports

Sixers back on track, fend off Rockets

/ 03:12 PM February 18, 2021
Houston Rockets v Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Wells Fargo Center on February 17, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP 

Joel Embiid returned from injury as the Philadelphia 76ers ended their three-game losing streak with a 118-113 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Embiid, who had missed Monday’s defeat to Utah with a sore back, delivered 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists at the Wells Fargo Center.


The 26-year-old Cameroon international was backed by Seth Curry with 25 points and Tobias Harris, who finished with 24.

Australian star Ben Simmons, who had erupted for 42 points in Monday’s defeat against the Jazz, was sidelined with stomach flu.

The Sixers now lead the Eastern Conference with 19 wins against 10 defeats, ahead of the second-placed Brooklyn Nets (18-12) and Milwaukee Bucks, who are third with a 16-12 record.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Houston Rockets, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.