Six­ers pre­vail with­out Joel

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

JIMMY But­ler has scored 38 points and Ben Sim­mons pitched in 18 as the Philadel­phia 76ers over­came Joel Em­biid’s ab­sence against the Detroit Pistons, ral­ly­ing from a 15-point third-quar­ter deficit to win 117-111.

Blake Grif­fin had 31 points and 12 re­bounds for Detroit in yes­ter­day’s NBA clash but the Pistons squan­dered their big third-term lead as well as a six­point ad­van­tage in the fourth.

The 76ers rested Em­biid, who missed his first game of the sea­son, but Detroit couldn’t take ad­van­tage of the big man’s ab­sence.

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