Simmons, Embiid lift Sixers past Rockets

Sixers star Ben Simmons continues to rip the NCAA system.

Ben Simmons scored 24 points and Joel Embiid had 22, as the up-and-coming Philadelphia 76ers stunned the host Houston Rockets 115-107 on Monday.

Simmons shot 10-of-15 from the floor and passed for nine assists. Embiid went 9-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds, five assists and two steals.

The Sixers also received 17 points from reserve swingman Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.

James Harden scored 29 to lead the Rockets, and Eric Gordon added 25.