Make it 11.
The Sixers continued their winning streak with a 121-95 victory over the Nets Tuesday in their return home to the Wells Fargo Center.
The team rallied once again without Joel Embiid (orbital fracture, concussion) and Dario Saric (right elbow cellulitis). Both will miss Wednesday’s game in Detroit as well, but Brett Brown expects Saric to play Friday against the Cavaliers.
• Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz played together, a combination Brown wanted to get a look at as long as “we’re not hurting the team.” The concern: both guards have been best suited when surrounded by shooters. Simmons and Fultz shared the court for 3½ minutes, with Simmons bringing the ball up and oftentimes quickly finding Fultz. During that period, Fultz scored four points. Both players dished an assist. Simmons recorded his 36th double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds, six assists). Fultz finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two dimes in 20 minutes.
• It was a team win for the Sixers. No player scored over 20 points, eight were in double digits. Ersan Ilyasova posted 11 points and 13 boards as the starting power forward. Redick dropped a team-high 19 points and Marco Belinelli was right behind him with 17 on the second unit.
• Former Sixers Jahlil Okafor (15) and Nik Stauskas (13) combined for 28 points off the Nets’ bench. Okafor also grabbed five rebounds amid boos from the crowd. Neither have had a major role with the Nets since being traded from the Sixers earlier in the season.
• Saric certainly was in attendance:
An elbow injury can't sideline Dario Saric's style. pic.twitter.com/3Ncp22ePkL— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) April 4, 2018
• Earlier in the day, the Sixers unveiled a statue for Julius Erving at their training complex in Camden, New Jersey. Erving also rang the ceremonial bell before the game.
Dr. J and Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/SZw1odPnss— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) April 3, 2018