HOUSTON – – Joel Embiid had 34 points in just 25 minutes and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to six games with a 135-115 victory over the short-handed Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
The Rockets started the game with eight players available with several players already out for an extended period with injuries, Christian Wood missing his first game with a sore right ankle and Jae’Sean Tate out due to health and safety protocols.
They were left with just seven when starter Kevin Porter Jr. left the game with a sprained left ankle eight about eight minutes left in the third. Houston made 17 of 45 3s.
Ben Simmons had 10 points on 5 of 8 shooting, and Rivers was questioned about all the jumpers he’s taken in recent games.