Embiid is averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds in 31 games.
Like an AFL player running back with the flight and spoiling a mark, Simmons knocked the ball down, regathered, then sprinted up the court in transition.
Embiid's finger overlapped his pinkie to the point that it seemed he had his fingers crossed. He's great at everything in the game but he's just not a shooter and that's going to take some more time.
"I felt my finger snap and I thought I had broken it", said Embiid.
Sixers have been dominant at home but are yet to find they're best version when it comes to playing on the road. He was hindered by illness and knee injuries during last season's playoff run, and the Sixers worked this season to balance his minutes with the proper amount of rest.
Experts and fans have speculated over the past few seasons that Simmons and Embiid may not be the answer for the future 76s.
"All of a sudden, we're different", 76ers coach Brett Brown said.
As usual, we'll take a deeper look at one statistic and all of the factors that play a part in that number, while trying to figure out what's real and what likely won't withstand the test of time. This is not a "woe is me" moment. And not for my players. As I said, we'll be fine.
One of their best news in recent days is the return from the rookie Mathysse Thybulle after an injury, but unfortunately for them, they have suffered an even bigger loss. Today's topic is the Sixers' offensive productivity without Embiid. He is set to be re-evaluated in one to two weeks.