NBA Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers (13-12)


Thu. 12/7 Sat. 12/9 Sun. 12/10 Tue. 12/12 Fri. 12/15
vs. LAL
L 104-107
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@ Cle
L 98-105
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Phi 0 - 0 NO
1st Qtr 12:00
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vs. OKC
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Pelicans look to end homestand with win over 76ers

NEW ORLEANS -- After blowing a nine-point lead with 3 1/2 minutes left and losing in overtime to struggling Sacramento on Friday night, the New Orleans Pelicans (13-13) conclude a four-game home stand Sunday night with a much tougher task -- putting the clamps on the Philadelphia 76ers' dynamic duo of Joel Embiid and rookie of the year candidate Ben Simmons.

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was so distraught with his team's play in the fourth quarter and overtime in a 116-109 loss to Sacramento that he lit into his players for their lack of intensity. The Pelicans shot 11-of-31 from the floor and 1-of-8 from 3-point range and committed six turnovers in the final 17 minutes.

"You either want it or you don't, that's the bottom line," Gentry said. "You either want to be good or you don't."

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Leaders
Points: Joel Embiid23.5
Rebounds: Joel Embiid11.1
Assists: Ben Simmons7.6
FG%: Ben Simmons50.1%
Steals: Ben Simmons2.17
Blocks: Joel Embiid1.95
Defense (Rank)
Points: 116.3 (30)
Rebounds: 42.6 (12)
Assists: 21.4 (10)
FG%: 44.0% (3)
FT%: 75.9% (12)
3P%: 34.2% (3)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.6 (8)
Rebounds: 48.7 (1)
Assists: 25.9 (3)
FG%: 45.7% (13)
FT%: 73.6% (24)
3P%: 35.7% (21)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Boston 23 5 .821 --
Toronto 17 7 .708 4.0
Philadelphia 13 12 .520 8.5
New York 12 13 .480 9.5
Brooklyn 10 15 .400 11.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/8/2017 Trevor Booker Traded Part of three-player trade
11/17/2017 Robert Covington Contract Extended Signed to multi-year extension
10/16/2017 James Blackmon Jr. Waived
10/16/2017 Kris Humphries Waived
10/16/2017 Emeka Okafor Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/9/2017 T.J. McConnell Sprained shoulder
10/25/2017 Markelle Fultz Sore right shoulder
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