Caris LeVert scored 25 points and Spencer Dinwiddie had 22 for Brooklyn, which announced before the game that Kyrie Irving would have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder. “We were able to get some momentum in those moments.”
Embiid started to assert more of a presence early in the second half, controlling the game from the paint and helping the Sixers get within 78-77.
“When you go to the All-Star Game and other All-Stars come to you when its crunch time at the end of the game, there’s no greater boost than that,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said.
Sixers: Simmons played in Sunday night’s All-Star Game in a reserve role for LeBron James’ squad. Simmons is officially listed as day-to-day.
Sixers: Head to Milwaukee for a game on Saturday night.