Philly has won 12 straight games and sit just a half game behind the Wine & Gold in the Eastern Conference Playoff picture.
Simmons poured in 27 points to go with 15 rebounds and 13 assists to record his 12th triple double of the season - fourth before the end of the third quarter - but the Sixers needed every bit of it as James poured in 44 points to go with 11 rebounds and 11 assists. JJ Redick hit four 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 28 points for the 76ers, while Marco Belinelli came off the bench to add 23 points on 6 of 12 from beyond the arc.
76ers: The 78 points were the most the Sixers had scored in any half since they had 80 on February 11, 1992, vs. Miami.
"I mean, we dug ourselves that hole", James said after his 18th triple-double of the season which included 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He is now the only player in National Basketball Association history to have recorded two 40 point triple-doubles in the same season. Toronto never trailed in setting team records with 57 wins and 33 home victories.
In its 111-104 win over the Chicago on Friday night, Boston showed that at the very least it has a remaining group of players eager to step up and contribute to its injury-torn rotation.
On the season, the 76ers are averaging 109.1 points, 47.2 rebounds and 26.8 assists per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers are beating teams into the ground during this 10-game winning streak, but they're still without their best player, and when these teams met a couple of weeks ago, the Nets only lost by four points. Heading into the half, the 76ers were up by 23 points.
Rookie Damyean Dotson had career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds in the Knicks' 122-98 blowout over the Heat.
Programming Note: On Friday, FOX Sports Ohio is airing the Reds - Pirates game (7:00 p.m.) and the Cavs - Sixers game (7:00 p.m.).
In one of the biggest games in recent Philadelphia history, the Sixers nearly squandered a 30-point lead, surviving a huge comeback from the Cleveland Cavaliers to squeak out a two-point victory, 132-130, a 13th win on the bounce.
Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) shakes hands with guard Bradley Beal (3) after Morris was charged with two technical fouls and ejected.
Cleveland leads the season series against Philadelphia, 2-1, which includes a, 113-91, win the last time they met at Wells FargoCenter (November 27). Defensively, over those five road victories, Cleveland has held Philadelphia to 97.0 points on.439 shooting from the field (.317 3FG%) and forced 16.0 turnovers (19.4 points off).
The Kings pulled out a 94-93 win over the Grizzlies on Bogdan Bogdanovic's 16-footer with one second to play.
From an individual perspective, LeBron James has had success when playing Philly this season. Whatever the reason, they were in a funk from the start - James even missed a dunk.
But critics have accused the company of "shady" behaviour, and some view the newly announced feature as a way to dampen backlash . I didn't really have any reason to doubt their sincerity. "My motivation was to get a dataset I could do research on", he said.
French rookie Pierre Gasly took a stunning fourth place for the Honda-powered Toro Rosso team ahead of Kevin Magnussen of Haas . Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix after pipping Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen by 0.143s.
The move practically locks in guard Quinn Cook into the Warriors final playoff roster spot, though it isn't official just yet. Omri Casspi , the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, was waived by the Golden State Warriors .
However, one has to wonder what will be next for her pro wrestling career as she'll need to have a singles match at some point. A little more than a year after her disappointing return to the UFC , Rousey is making a new name for herself in the WWE ring.
On Saturday, weightlifters Sathish Kumar Sivalingam and Rahul Venkat Ragala added to medal haul by winning gold medals. Bhaker fired a total of 240.9 to claim gold , setting a new Commonwealth Games record in the category.
However, Puigdemont may yet face extradition on separate charges of misusing government funds during his time in office. Several ministers of the former Catalan government were arrested, while Puigdemont fled to Belgium to avoid arrest.
Surgeon General in urging more Americans to carry naloxone - a life-saving medication that can reverse opioid overdoses. The organization requested 500 naloxone kits from the Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health, he said.
There has been a pressing need for the denuclearisation of North Korea by Japan, the US, China and South Korea . Any use of such long-range weapons would lead to "devastating military consequences", the report said.
Brent crude futures fell $1.23 on the day to $66.89 a barrel by 0918 GMT, bringing losses for the week so far to almost 5 percent. Gasoline stocks dropped by 1.1 million barrels, just under analysts' expectations for a drop of 1.1 million barrels.
In California, Brown's spokesman, Evan Westrup, said Monday that state officials are still reviewing Trump's troop request. Rios said the added troops are unnecessary and that arrests at the U.S. -Mexico border are at an all-time low.
Zuma said he made a decision to resign in order to prevent bloodshed as no life should be lost because of him. After his court appearance, a pugnacious Zuma addressed thousands of supporters gathered near the courthouse.
Facebook is Giving Us the Messenger Feature We've Always Needed
Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the US , and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. A Facebook spokesperson confirms that the social network has informed the government about a new slew of privacy measures.
Eriksen Helps Spurs Consolidate Top-Four Spot
The two goal hero of the previous week's 3 - 1 win at Stamford Bridge rolled square to Eriksen who drilled into the corner. However, the Premier League tweeted that the goal had been awarded to Eriksen after a review by the league's Match Centre.
Virgin Galactic reaches milestone with successful test flight
The flight was also significant for Virgin Galactic's Mojave based, sister manufacturing organization, The Spaceship Company. The launch is welcome news as it's the first powered flight since the 2014 accident that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury.