The 2019-20 Sixers' best moments before the All-Star break

Noah Levick
NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Sixers are 34-21 at the All-Star break. In 10 years, that's likely not what we'll remember.

In the video above, Danny Pommells and Tyrone Johnson look at the team's best moments so far this season. 

Embiid's dunk and shimmy in Atlanta 

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Not every positive Sixers moment this season has come at home, even if it sometimes feels that way.

Early in the third quarter of the team's third game of the season, Joel Embiid pump faked on Alex Len, took two strong dribbles to the rim and threw down a loud dunk on John Collins, the kind that stops you in your tracks and makes you itch for a replay.

This replay was unique in that it included Embiid, after staring down Collins, doing a little shimmy in his direction. 

He picked up a technical foul but later made the game-winning free throws with 5.3 seconds to go, and had 36 points and 13 rebounds on the night. 

The Embiid-Towns fight 

There was a lot happening on Oct. 30 at Wells Fargo Center. 

Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were suspended two games for their roles in a chaotic fight, while Ben Simmons - the "peacemaker" - avoided suspension despite having Towns on the floor in a headlock at one point. 

Korkmaz's 65-point weekend 

Did anyone think Furkan Korkmaz would lead the team in made three-pointers at the All-Star break? Thirteen of those threes came this past weekend, when Korkmaz scored a career-high 34 points vs. the Grizzlies, then followed that up with 31 against the Bulls.  

And it wasn't just threes. His drive and one-handed dunk against Chicago was one of many highlights that delighted the Sixers' bench. 

Simmons' acrobatic layup vs. the Clippers 

Simmons attempted a season-high 22 field goals in the Sixers' win Tuesday over the Clippers, every one of which came from the paint. He played an excellent all-around game, posting his sixth triple-double of the year with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

It's hard to properly describe his circus shot in the third quarter. Simmons drove across the lane to his right, started to spin back for a half-second and then, as he was losing his balance, released a near-backhanded shot with his right hand that somehow went in. 



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