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Sixers blow out Spurs by 35 as Bball Paul makes triumphant return to Philadelphia

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NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Sixers destroyed the San Antonio Spurs at home, 134-99. In the first game with fans back in the stands in Philly, the Sixers handed the Spurs its worst loss in franchise history.

In the team’s first game of Joel Embiid’s absence due to a bone bruise, the Sixers rode a 46-21 third quarter to an easy win over a decent Spurs team.

Ben Simmons returned to the court for the first time since the All-Star break — he missed the team’s previous two contests due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Simmons shook off some early rust to tally 14 points, nine assists, four rebounds, and a steal in 26 minutes.

Tobias Harris was a staggering, game-high plus-36. He totaled 23 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in only 29 minutes.

Seth Curry and Danny Green played well, scoring 21 and 16 points, respectively.

Furkan Korkmaz made all four 3-point attempts off the bench en route to 16 points.

Finally, Isaiah Joe and Bball Paul Reed returned from the G League bubble and scored five and two points, respectively.

Good times.

The Sixers moved to 27-12 and held onto the team’s 1st seed in the Eastern Conference.

Next up for Philly is a matchup with Julius Randle and the New York Knicks on Tuesday night at home.