Dario Saric

NBA roundup: Ben Simmons survives hacking strategy to lead 76ers to win over Wizards

NBA roundup: Ben Simmons survives hacking strategy to lead 76ers to win over Wizards

Ben Simmons scored 31 points, grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and overcame Washington’s hacking strategy, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-113 victory over the visiting Wizards on Wednesday night.

Joel Embiid had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Dario Saric added 24 points to help the 76ers improve to 12-8.

Washington nearly overcame a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter and spent the final five minutes intentionally fouling Simmons, who entered the game shooting 56.6% from the line. He stayed true to form, making 15 of 29.

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