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Joel Embiid's return and Ben Simmons' career night give the 76ers narrow win over Knicks

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The Philadelphia 76ers snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating the New York Knicks 108-105 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

After falling to the Atlanta Hawks, the Sixers received a major boost with Joel Embiid back in the starting squad.

Embiid paced the team offensively as he ended with 26 points to go along with eight rebounds and a monstrous six blocks.

But it was Ben Simmons who stole the limelight as he played arguably the best game of his young career.

Simmons ended the game with 20 points on 10/13 shooting, dished out nine assists and pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds.

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His previous career-high for boards was 18 and the per basketball reference, the 20-20 game is the first by a guard since Fat Lever in 1990.

He also becomes the youngest player in franchise history to register a 20-point, 20-rebound game (22 yrs, 177 days), per basketball reference.

Knicks' rookie Kevin Knox did all that he could do finishing with 31 points, seven rebounds in the loss.

The Sixers will return home for a clash against the Wolves on Tuesday in a game that will see former Sixers Dario Saric and Robert Covington return to Philadelphia. It will also be Jimmy Butler's first game against his old side.

The Knicks now head on a flight to London to take on the Washington Wizards on Thursday in the NBA's annual game in England.

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