observations after Sixers' big men, spot starters shine in 8th straight win originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Ben Simmons and Seth Curry watched from the sidelines in street clothes and didn’t need to worry about squandered second-half leads Saturday night. The Sixers who suited up were comfortable, too. With Simmons (back tightness), Curry (left hip flexor injury recovery) and Furkan Korkmaz (right ankle sprain) out, the Sixers beat the Pistons at Wells Fargo Center, 118-104.
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Tyrese Maxey opens up on the challenges of the NBA season.
The conversation regarding the MVP race started rather early this season, and from the jump, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was included. As Embiid dominated on both ends of the floor while remaining healthier than ever throughout the first half of the season, the Sixers center eventually became everybody's favorite to win the award. But that quickly changed when the second half of the season was underway.