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2019
2-1, 2nd in Atlantic
Embiid dunks past Bamba (0:16)
Embiid drops 21 first-half points (1:04)
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3dMalika Andrews

Sixers' Fultz says first NBA 3-pointer 'felt good'

Second-year guard Markelle Fultz gave 76ers fans something to cheer about Thursday night when he made his first career 3-pointer in a win against the Bulls.

Simmons records triple-double (0:50)
Embiid throws down 30-point double-double (1:01)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

69 minutes (37 and 32) for Joel Embiid in the first two games this season. Last year the center only had two games of 30 plus minutes in the first 10 games he played and did not reach the 30 minute mark until Nov. 1.

Fultz hits first career 3, crowd erupts (0:24)
Embiid block turns to Saric 3-pointer (0:26)
Simmons gets fancy with 10th assist for triple-double (0:25)
Simmons makes leaping save for assist (0:24)
Redick connects for 4-point play (0:22)
Embiid throws down 2-handed slam (0:19)

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Bulls injury update against the 76ers: Denzel Valentine (ankle) will not play tonight. Cristiano Felício (ankle) felt good in practice and if he continues to, he will be in uniform tonight. Lauri Markkanen (elbow) and Omer Asik (inflammatory arthritis) are also out.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Fred Hoiberg says Kris Dunn is excused for tonight's game against the 76ers for a "personal matter." Cam Payne will start in his place. The incident causing Dunn's absence occurred yesterday (Wednesday). Hoiberg said it's too early to determine whether Dunn will return for Saturday's game.

Stephen A. 'disgusted' by the 76ers' performance (1:39)
Embiid: 'This is not a rivalry' (1:08)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics picked up on opening night where they left off against the Philadelphia 76ers in last year's playoffs. After defeating the Sixers 4-1 in their second-round series, the Celtics beat Philadelphia 105-87 Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. All nine Boston players who saw more than four minutes of action scored at least seven points, led by 23 and nine rebounds from forward Jayson Tatum.

Brown powers past Embiid's block for a basket (0:31)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's one game, but the opening result for the new Sixers' lineup configuration wasn't pretty. Markelle Fultz has five points in 24 minutes as Philly was outscored by 16 with the second-year guard on the court. JJ Redick, who was replaced in the starting lineup, had 17 points off the bench but those lineups weren't impressive either.

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1(10)Mikal BridgesSFVillanova
1(26)Landry ShametPGWichita State
2(8)Khyri ThomasSGCreighton
2(9)Isaac BongaSF
2(26)Ray SpaldingPFLouisville
2(30)Kostas AntetokounmpoSFDayton

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2015-161072.122
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