Leonard faced the Sixers for the first time since his quadruple-doink, buzzer-beater knocked Philadelphia of the playoffs last May. Leonard’s shot gave Toronto a 92-90 victory in Game 7 and the Raptors went on to win the NBA championship.
The Sixers opened the second half with a 16-5 run, taking a 70-59 lead. Simmons, Embiid and Glenn Robinson III combined for 14 of the 16.
“It’s arguably the best game those two have paired up with since I’ve been here,” Brown said of Simmons and Embiid. Horford didn’t score a point Sunday for the first time in 835 games. Korkmaz had no points in 23 minutes after scoring 65 total in the past two games.