The All-Stars had long done their part to keep Philly rolling atop the East.
Embiid had 23 points and nine rebounds, Simmons scored 15 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-97 on Thursday night.
Luka Doncic scored 19 points for the Mavericks. ”
Doncic, who averaged 28.9 points and has carried the Mavericks, brushed off Simmons’ often-smothering defense. Embiid has worked his way into MVP contention and is having a career year, coming into the game averaging 29.8 points.