Tonight, the Sixers defeated the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz, 131-123, in overtime. Versus two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, Embiid totaled 40 points, 19 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Simmons stepped up and made some big defensive plays in the overtime period, and did ensure that it took Mitchell 34 shots to score 33 points, before being ejected in OT. Simmons, himself, had 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and a steal.
Tobias Harris – in his first game back from a knee contusion which sat him out the team’s past two contests – didn’t play particularly well in regulation, but went off in overtime.