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76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Philadelphia 76ers (12-11) play against the Houston Rockets (17-17) at Toyota Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday December 5, 2022

Philadelphia 76ers 122, Houston Rockets 128 (OT2 01:13)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jabari Smith Jr. nails a 3. Sengun called for a foul fighting for position on the rebound. He fouls out, but Rockets lead 128-122 with 1:13 left. – 11:03 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Totally forgot Harden is on a minutes restriction. Sheesh. – 11:00 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
So no Embiid and it would appear no Harden the rest of the way for Philly – 10:58 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Doc pulls Harden. Looks like the minutes restriction was right at 37 – 10:57 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
So much for James Harden’s minutes restriction. He’ll play 41 if he goes the full five here in double OT. – 10:56 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets just 9 of 33 since the end of the third quarter. Again, will need to hit a few open 3s. – 10:56 PM
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Dave Early @DavidEarly
Harden playing 40+ on his first game back 🫠 – 10:56 PM
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Dave Early @DavidEarly
Maybe Tobias ( 7 threes made) shoulda got the catch and shoot 3 play there ? – 10:55 PM
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Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid talked recently about the difficulties of doubling him at the elbow. He was doubled there by Houston in a huge spot, and turned the ball over. But a Kevin Porter Jr. missed free throw at the other end has allowed this game to get to double OT anyway. – 10:53 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Double overtime 🚨 – 10:53 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
More free basketball after Harden misfires at the buzzer. But the Sixers will be without Embiid for these next five minutes. – 10:53 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Harden misses a pretty clean look. Double OT – 10:53 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Harden wide right. Second overtime. – 10:53 PM
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StatMuse @statmuse
Embiid tonight:
39 PTS
7 REB
2 STL
2 BLK
Only Wilt and Iverson have more 35-point games as a 76er. pic.twitter.com/5QCFzrbWup10:52 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Nobody should win this Rockets-Sixers game. – 10:52 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Sengun out, Martin in – 10:52 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Porter hits one of two free throws. Sengun nearly had a tip but it came out. Sixers time out with 1.2 remaining, game tied at 117. – 10:51 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid has his head in his hands on the bench after fouling out with 2.4 seconds left in OT. Doc Rivers has challenged the call. – 10:49 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Porter drives on Embiid and draws the foul with 2.4 left, Embiid’s sixth. He is 3 of 4 from the line tonight. Sixers time out. – 10:48 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Embiid fouls Porter with 2.4 seconds left, sending Porter to the line with the Rockets down 1 – 10:48 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Down by 1 with 7.5 on the clock.
Our ball! – 10:47 PM
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Dave Early @DavidEarly
These last two turnovers by Embiid lol – 10:46 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Green fouled with 7.5 left, Sixers up one, but ruled on the floor. Rockets to set up a last shot for the win again. – 10:46 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets will have the ball down one with 7.5 seconds to play – 10:46 PM
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Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid. CLUTCH.
Embiid tonight thus far:
39 PTS / 7 REB / 12-21 fg – 10:45 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Green with a slick finish over Embiid, but Embiid immediately nails a jumper, Sixers back in front in final minute. – 10:45 PM
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Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris’ (@Tobias Harris) 27 points tonight mark a new season-high.
9-13 fg / 7-8 3fg – 10:44 PM
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Did Jabari Smith Jr. just bank in a triple from the corner? Lol – 10:44 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. shaken up, holding his head as the Rockets call time out to give him a minute. – 10:41 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Kevin Porter Jr is holding his head and he looks a little woozy – 10:41 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Looks like the James Harden minutes restriction has been blown to hell, unless he was restricted to 36 minutes – 10:36 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Harden has played 31 minutes, scoring 18 points with seven assists, but he’s just 3 of 15. He is in to start the OT so that “limited minutes” thing meant he would not play 48. – 10:36 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
James for 👌
OT in Houston coming up ⏭⏭ pic.twitter.com/U2P2OC7ZOJ10:34 PM

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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Jalen Green misses and we have overtime in Houston tied at 108 #Sixers10:33 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Going into overtime 🚨 – 10:33 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Green off balance 3 misses. Nice play set up with Sengun passing to Green. Rockets heading to overtime for first time this season. – 10:33 PM
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Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Not a wise decision to play hero ball down the stretch when you’re as rusty as James Harden has been tonight. – 10:33 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Free basketball in Houston. – 10:32 PM
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Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
It’s not hard. Jalen-Sengun two-man action is your best offensive play. – 10:32 PM
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
I really wonder if that was a shot attempt or a pass by James Harden. It looked like he had good separation there. #Sixers10:32 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
3 seconds left
OUR BALL – 10:32 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Everyone knew he was going to take the shot and Kevin Porter Jr had the contest pic.twitter.com/K66wQbpVf110:31 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Porter rejects Harden 3. Rockets back, three seconds left. – 10:31 PM
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David Hardisty @clutchfans
Tie game — 37 seconds left! #Rockets ball… playback.tv/rocketswatch10:30 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Harden wanted that shot BADLY. 108 all, 37.9 seconds left. Rockets have fought their tails off, no doubt about that. – 10:29 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
All tied up with 37.9 left! – 10:29 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Harden misses from 13 feet. Rockets time out with 37.9 left. Tie game. Set up a two-for-one possession? – 10:29 PM
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Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
VINTAGE HARDEN – 10:27 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Really crafty by Green to draw contact from Embiid and make the layup to break the tie – 10:27 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Strong Jalen Green drive, finishing through an Embiid foul, his fifth. Rockets up three on the three-point play, 1:48 remaining. – 10:27 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid displeased with himself for missing two free throws in a row. But makes the second on this trip, and we’re tied at 105 with 2:40 to play. – 10:24 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Silas brings back Gordon and Sengun with less than three minutes to play – 10:24 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets going back to Sengun with 2:49 left. Embiid to the line looking for points 35 and 36. – 10:24 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sixers hitting 50 % of their 3s, Rockets 33.3 %. As usual, Rockets getting second chance points (19) but will likely need to hit a couple 3s late. – 10:21 PM
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Dave Early @DavidEarly
Tobias Harris red hot. Sixers having trouble on defensive glass. Tom Brady one year too many. – 10:20 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jalen Green, 0 for 5 on 3s, turned down a wide-open 3, pulled the ball out and drove to set up Fernando inside. Fernando was fouled. Some good playmaking from Green, but Fernando makes one of two free throws. Rockets by three, 3:43 left. – 10:18 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Harden is now 2-of-13 from the floor. Looking the way he looked for much of last season, when he couldn’t finish at the rim. Rockets lead 105-102 with less than four to play. – 10:18 PM
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Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris’ (@Tobias Harris) 7th 3 tonight matches his career-high.
He’s shot 7-8 on 3fg tonight. 👀 – 10:16 PM
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Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Tobias Harris needs 2 threes to tie the Sixers’ single-game record for threes made. He’d be the 2nd Sixer this season (Maxey) to tie it. – 10:16 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Houston has to be more disciplined defending when Embiid has the ball. Just giving points away. – 10:16 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Tari Eason checks in at small forward after a few Mathews misses. He has 18 points, one shy of his career high set on Saturday. – 10:16 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Couple weird no calls. One on both end. But it was not the rookie ref. Fernando, Harden, Silas, Tucker, Rivers all sharing a few thoughts with Jacyn Goble. Doc has more than a few. – 10:10 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid coming back in with 8:38 to play, and the Sixers trailing 97-91. – 10:06 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Harden hit his first shot. He missed his six shots since. Was 7 of 8 from the line in the first quarter. Has not taken a free throw since. – 10:05 PM
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
You can’t give a team like the Rockets life. They’re young and they will jump at any opportunity where they feel like they can win a game. They have too many offensive talents and athletes. #Sixers10:02 PM
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Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris (@Tobias Harris) tonight thus far:
22 PTS / 6-7 3fg (!) / 7-11 fg – 9:59 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
1 more to go!
Rockets: 90
Sixers: 84
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/fx40DpMCUm9:59 PM

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76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sengun starting the fourth quarter could be getting his longest run of the night with Embiid out. – 9:58 PM
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Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
The Rockets — Jalen Green, Kevin Porter and Tari Eason in particular — have pretty much been too athletic for the Sixers to handle through three quarters. – 9:58 PM
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David Hardisty @clutchfans
Tari Eason (6-8 FG, 16 points, 3 steals) making a good case for more time as the #Rockets lead by six over Harden, Embiid and the Sixers heading to the fourth.
Live stream: playback.tv/rocketswatch9:57 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
12 to turn it around.
🪙 @cryptocom pic.twitter.com/4XGbtfu4iL9:57 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 90, Sixers 84 after 3. Easy with a rush to end the quarter has 16. Green with 20, Porter 18. Green and Porter have scored 20 in the same game four times. Embiid with 26. Harden has not scored since the first quarter, will check in to start the fourth. – 9:57 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Tari Eason has taken over. 11 points in the third quarter, 16 for the game. Baby Rockets lead the former Rockets 90-84 after three quarters – 9:56 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
11 points for Tari Eason in the 3rd. Wow. Rockets lead 76ers 90-84 heading into the 4th. – 9:56 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tobias Harris now 6-of-7 from deep, but Sixers still messing around with the Rockets. They’re trailing 90-84 at the end of the third. Rockets are 6-17 but beat the Suns and made a big rally against the Warriors in recent days. – 9:56 PM
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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Rockets lead 90-84 after three quarters. – 9:56 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Eason steals are up there on the list of most entertaining things the Rockets do. – 9:55 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Where Jalen Green’s playmaking has taken the biggest leap is his timing on pick and rolls. He’s gotten so much better at releasing the ball in the pocket when the big rolls to the rim. – 9:53 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Tony Brothers hit Joel Embiid with a technical, and then Embiid went to the locker room. I don’t think he was ejected since Porter just shot one free throw – 9:52 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Embiid making his way to the Sixers locker room. No one from the medical staff following. Might be for a change of his knee wrap because of blood. – 9:51 PM
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly might have to hop on Joel Embiid’s back in order to get this one done. If they could also defend without fouling, that would be pretty helpful as well. #Sixers9:49 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Embiid called for a defensive three seconds which is significant because it led to the dead ball time out and Paul Reed checking in to replace him. – 9:48 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
K.J. Martin tried to slam on Embiid. Embiid called for his fourth foul, much to the delight of the crowd on this end. Embiid looked like he wanted a coach’s challenge but it did not come. – 9:46 PM
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Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Sixers have traded in their inability to defend without fouling for an inability to get a defensive rebound.
75-74 Rockets with 4:01 left in the 3rd. – 9:44 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sengun sits with four fouls. He is usually a key to the Rockets offense against zones but Rockets are spreading the floor and letting Green create. – 9:43 PM
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Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Sixers’ efforts in stopping dribble penetration has been atrocious tonight. Embiid trying to get there more in this second half, but no one is helping him by limiting the downhill movement. – 9:41 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Harden did not look thrilled with coming out less than five minutes into the second half. Doc gave him an encouraging word on the way to the bench. – 9:37 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sixers zoning after made baskets, giving Rockets trouble. Rockets scoring fairly well when they get stops. – 9:36 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
KPJ with a very efficient game so far. He is 6 of 9 for 18 points, gives the Rockets their largest lead, 65-63, with a three-point play. – 9:34 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Scoot making these tough buckets look easy pic.twitter.com/Xr4jNVqE0M9:34 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets open second half with a good double-team on Embiid. Showed it a few times in the first half, but he also faced up on the perimeter and drove a bunch. – 9:29 PM
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Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
if I were the Sixers I would simply stop fouling the Rockets in the second half – 9:21 PM
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Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Sixers stopped fouling for just long enough to allow that first half to end, but trail the 6-17 Rockets 56-55 at the end of two. Houston is shooting 19-22 from the line and 7-17 from 3 so far.
Embiid has 15 for the Sixers, Harris with 12 (on 4-4 from 3) and Harden with 10/4 – 9:14 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
at the half.
🪙 @cryptocom pic.twitter.com/4k7I6MCwiP9:14 PM

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76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers trail Houston 56-55 at the half.
Sitting Joel Embiid down after his third foul for Montrezl Harrell went poorly. And Houston shot 19-22 from the line. – 9:14 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 56, Sixers 55 at half. Rockets close on a 9-0 run. Green with 14, KPJ 11. Embiid with 15 but limited to just 13 minutes. Harden with 10, all in the first quarter. – 9:13 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Rockets 56, Sixers 55. Sixers started game on 10-0 run but never created separation after that, then let Houston grab the lead right before the break. Embiid with 15 points. Harden with 10 points but is 1-of-6 in his return. – 9:13 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Baby Rockets lead the former Rockets 56-55 at the half – 9:12 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
He’s not scoring, but Jabari Smith Jr has been great on the other end of the floor. Just did a great job contesting a Harden shot at the rim and he’s rebounding – 9:12 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets tie the Sixers on consecutive KPJ 3s, first tie since the Sixers opened the scoring. – 9:11 PM
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris right now #Sixers pic.twitter.com/dsRgekJSwr9:09 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Tobias Harris passes Joel Embiid for seventh on the Sixers’ all-time 3-pointers list. Embiid might put up another tonight, especially when he reads this tweet. – 9:09 PM
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Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Tobias Harris has made 9 of his last 10 threes. – 9:09 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Montrezl Harrell sighting. Reed had been Embiid’s backup so far in this one. – 9:04 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
big fella battling in the paint. 💪 pic.twitter.com/I3ixeaHE8S9:03 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Embiid picks up his third but stays in with 5 1/2 minutes left in the half. – 9:00 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sengun with 1,000 points (four today, the rest in his first 93 NBA games.) – 8:57 PM
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Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Furkan Korkmaz pump fake, fly by, step back 4 point play. Are you not entertained?!
Wait he missed the FT. darnit. – 8:55 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Korkmaz and Sengun chatting a bit before a Korkmaz free throw. Tried to read their lips but could not make out what they were saying. It’s Turk to me. – 8:55 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Must be getting windy in here. Rockets with consecutive airball 3s when shooting for their first lead. – 8:53 PM
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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The passes James Harden is making in this game have been so precise. Philadelphia missed him so much on the offensive end. #Sixers8:53 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Sixers 30, Rockets 27 after 1. Harden, Embiid combine for 21. Rockets 2 of 7 on 3s after Eason beats the buzzer. They made 28.5 % on the road trip. Have made 41.5 % of 3s in wins, fourth best 3-point shooting in wins in league. In losses, they have made just 31.8 %. – 8:46 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
End of ☝
Rockets: 27
Sixers: 30
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/sAcBCYsuS98:45 PM

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76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 30, Rockets 27 after Eason hits the 3 right before the buzzer. Embiid with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Harden with 10-2-3 on 7-of-8 from the FT line. Sixers are shooting 60/60/90 but have 4 turnovers. – 8:45 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tell a friend to tell a friend, he’s baaaaaack. pic.twitter.com/cCyd6gnKM58:45 PM

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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Usman Garuba might want to turn off his phone for a day or so after that one – 8:44 PM
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Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Harden’s first shot in return is a 3 in iso.
10 points thus far in the first quarter; 1-for-1 from the field, 7-for-8 from the FT line. – 8:42 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Harden hits his first shot, a pull-up 3. He has 10 points in his seven minutes. – 8:42 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Harden has not attempted a shot but is about to take his seventh and eighth free throws. He back! – 8:40 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Daishen Nix checks in ahead of TyTy Washington – 8:39 PM
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Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Gonna be a 30-minute first quarter because neither Philly nor Houston wants to defend without contact. – 8:38 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
With Niang injured, Sixers playing right now with Milton, Korkmaz, Thybulle and House around Embiid. – 8:32 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Danuel House meant every part of that slam. Wow. – 8:26 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Bruno Fernando the first Rockets center off the bench. It had been Garuba on the road trip. Sengun with two early fouls. – 8:26 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Bruno Fernando is first off the Rockets bench – 8:24 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
No attempts to get rolling as a scorer yet but just five minutes into his return you can see how Harden changes things as a passer. Creates advantages in transition, hits Embiid right in the pocket on the roll, makes everybody’s life just a bit easier – 8:24 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Mike D’Antoni watching Harden, Tucker and House all on the floor together pic.twitter.com/hzcNMpIXy98:24 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
For a few minutes, Sixers had three former Rockets (Harden, House and Tucker) and a former Rockets draft pick (Melton) on the floor together. The other guy (Embiid) liked Hakeem Olajuwon a lot. – 8:23 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Mike D’Antoni watching James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Daniel House all on the floor pic.twitter.com/kcXLSHO9328:23 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
Another slow start offensively for Houston. – 8:21 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Danuel House Jr. is the first sub tonight, replacing Harris (who has two fouls) – 8:21 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
James Harden catches Alperen Sengun reaching and gets fouled on a three-point attempt. Sengun picks up two fouls in a little over four minutes – 8:20 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
If Harden got the call on that exact shot a few years ago, the Rockets might have won a championship. Maybe not, but those still bitter will agree. – 8:20 PM
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Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Harden gets Sengun reaching, hoists a 3 to get a foul call. His first points in return are coming from the FT line. – 8:20 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
The Rockets are third in the NBA in free throws per game, one of two consistent strengths (along with offensive rebounding.) Have drawn four fouls in less than four minutes. – 8:19 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
One can already see the James Harden making an impact on the offensive end. The offense looks like it’s flowing much better. #Sixers8:17 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
A casual 10-0 run by the Sixers to start this one. Embiid has 7 of them. – 8:16 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
First possession had 24 seconds of good defense from the Rockets only to have Embiid nail a 3. He follows that by beating Sengun, and drawing a foul. As mentioned many times, they need to start better than down 13-2, 12-2 and 15-2, as in the past three games. – 8:13 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
P.J. Tucker and James Harden are back pic.twitter.com/DbP25SCdrF8:08 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Loud cheers for both James Harden and P.J. Tucker as they’re introduced as starters in Houston.
Lots of love for those guys here. 🥹 – 8:07 PM
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Mostly cheers, and some boos, when Harden is introduced. Warm reception for Tucker. – 8:07 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Many cheers for P.J. Tucker in introductions. James Harden, introduced last with a “Welcome home to Houston,” cheered heartily. – 8:07 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Tad Brown, the former Rockets CEO now with the Sixers, making his way to the usual visiting team executive seats at Toyota Center. Don’t see Daryl Morey. Wonder if he is pacing on the practice court for old time’s sake. – 8:06 PM
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Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Shake Milton will come off the bench for the first time in 8 games. With Harden out, Milton spent an average of 38 mins on the floor. He averaged 21 PPG, 6 APG, and 5 RPG while shooting 46% from deep. Will be interesting to see how he does coming off the bench again #Sixers8:01 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Starting 5 in Houston!
@ReliantEnergy | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/8nYs3GNXgW7:53 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Kevin Porter Jr reunites with Tony Brothers pic.twitter.com/I1atMwyBrK7:53 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers starters
Harris
Tucker
Embiid
Melton
Harden – 7:32 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Gordon, Smith Jr., Sengun, Green, Porter Jr.
Sixers: Harris, Tucker, Embiid, Melton, Harden. – 7:31 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets starters
Kevin Porter Jr
Jalen Green
Eric Gordon
Jabari Smith Jr
Alperen Sengun – 7:31 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tonight’s starting five:
🔔 P.J. Tucker
🔔 @Tobias Harris
🔔 @Joel Embiid
🔔 @De’Anthony Melton
🔔 @James Harden
👕 @alscouniforms pic.twitter.com/qXZuvkB9lD7:30 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Asked what he hopes to see from James Harden tonight, Sixers coach Doc Rivers jokingly said “triple-double.” – 7:23 PM
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Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
James Harden returns to 76ers Monday night, is on minutes restriction nba.nbcsports.com/2022/12/05/jam…7:03 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Weird thing about Rockets horrible starts, especially lately (Item 4 in today’s 5 things to watch). houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron They have a net rating of -16 in 1st quarters, -3 w same lineup in 3rd quarters. Silas “We’ve been talking a lot about our readiness.” – 6:56 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Doc Rivers on the Rockets: “They’re brash. They’re young. They’re athletic. They don’t quit. It’s amazing watching them last year to this year. Same group of guys. But you can literally, visually see the progress. They’re still young but there’s been a lot of growth.” – 6:47 PM
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Noah Levick @NoahLevick
With Georges Niang out tonight, 37-year-old P.J. Tucker will soon be the lone Sixer who’s appeared in every game this season. – 6:42 PM
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Kelly Iko @KellyIko
All love and good vibes on the floor. Danuel House and K.J. Martin catching up, John Lucas and Sam Cassell as well. – 6:42 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Speaking of James Harden’s return to the floor and to Toyota Center, ICYMI, here is Harden, Tucker and House on being back in town to face the Rockets houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 6:41 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Doc Rivers on the Rockets: “They’re brash, they’re athletic, they don’t quit…” pic.twitter.com/HqfIdq28f16:36 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Georges Niang is out tonight due to right foot soreness #Sixers6:36 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
James Harden and Jaden Springer are available tonight.
Georges Niang has been ruled out for the #Sixers6:36 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers power forward Georges Niang will miss tonight’s game with right foot soreness. – 6:35 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden will officially return to the floor on Monday #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/12/05/jam… via @SixersWire6:34 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The Sixers say both James Harden and Jaden Springer are available to play tonight.
Georges Niang is out. – 6:34 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
James Harden is available tonight against the Rockets. Georges Niang is out. – 6:34 PM
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Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
James Harden and Jaden Springer both available tonight, per the team.
Georges Niang is OUT – 6:34 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
James Harden and Jaden Springer are available tonight, Sixers say.
Georges Niang is out with right foot soreness. – 6:34 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
James Harden will play tonight in Houston. Georges Niang is out. – 6:34 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
James Harden available for the Sixers vs. Rockets, to the surprise of no one anywhere. Georges Niang remains out. – 6:34 PM
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Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
James Harden is on a minutes restriction tonight in his return to the Sixers’ lineup in Houston, Coach Doc Rivers says, but Rivers says he will not reveal the specific restriction. – 6:33 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
James Harden is available for the Sixers tonight, he is on a minutes restriction, per Doc Rivers – 6:33 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Some good @Philadelphia 76ers news:
James Harden is available to play tonight in Houston. 😁 – 6:32 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
As expected, #Sixers PG James Harden will play tonight vs. the Houston Rockets. – 6:32 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Kelly Iko @KellyIko
James Harden has entered the building. – 6:31 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jae’Sean Tate began running today, the next step in his rehab from his ankle injury. Still no timetable on a return. – 6:24 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Which team will shoot more free throws in the first quarter?
@DraftKings | #Rockets6:08 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Longtime NFL running back Adrian Peterson to take the first shot before Rockets-Sixers tonight. – 5:14 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
From @RocketsPR: Garrison Mathews has not recorded a negative plus/minus rating in any of the past six games and leads the Rockets in that category overall this season. He is averaging 1.8 3FGM on 50.0% shooting over that six-game span. – 5:08 PM
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Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Yes Trea Turner is exciting but can I tell you a little bit about Shake Milton. dailysix.com/week-in-review…4:42 PM
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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
James Harden has relationships with many of the young Rockets that have followed him, and he played pick-up with many of them at Toyota Center this summer. Kevin Porter Jr, Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr, and Josh Christopher were among the players to take part – 4:07 PM
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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Familiar faces return to Houston 🚀
⏰ 7:00 PM Tip-Off
📺 @ATTSportsNetSW
📻 @SportsTalk790 / En Español 93.3 FM TUDN pic.twitter.com/3DEoSMIGnI4:00 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
StatMuse @statmuse
Most PPG + RPG this season:
43.0 — Giannis
42.0 — Luka
41.4 — AD
41.1 — Embiid
Rank them 1-4. pic.twitter.com/TI5XIlFtsX3:02 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers PG James Harden is still officially as questionable, but is expected to play.
All signs point to James Harden’s return for the Sixers on Monday night at Houston Rockets inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 2:54 PM
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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers forward Georges Niang is questionable for tonight’s game vs. the Houston Rockets with soreness in his right foot. – 2:41 PM
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
ICYMI:
* A look at the stats driving the Sixers’ defensive turnaround.
* A dive into who Harden’s return impacts the most.
* Mailbag pod.
You can get to all of them here:
https://t.co/etP8wfxOY5 pic.twitter.com/Y6kXLqPmdT2:33 PM

76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
76ers 122, Rockets 128: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tale of the tape.
🔒@betwayusa | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/X9Qk9AwmRg2:16 PM

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