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NBA: 76ers beat Cavs as Simmons scores career high 34

NBA: 76ers beat Cavs as Simmons scores career high 34
Sixers remain unbeaten at home, Furkan Korkmaz gets upper hand against Cedi Osman in Turkish showdown

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA (AA) - The Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94 in the NBA on Saturday night to remain undefeated at home.

The game at Wells Fargo Center was well over after first half, with Sixers being up by 41 points, 77-36.

Sixers' point guard Ben Simmons had himself a night, scoring a career high 34 points to go along with 7 assists. Mike Scott scored 21 points, Trey Burke also chipped in with 21 of his own off the bench.

Turkish international Furkan Korkmaz scored 5 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 3 assists, while Cedi Osman played with 2 points and 1 assist, both playing 19 minutes.

The Sixers have now 11 wins and 0 losses at home, while improving to 16 wins and 7 losses in the season.

The Cleveland dropped to 5 wins and 17 losses.

- Doncic joins Jordan after another 20-5-5 game

Mavericks' star point guard Luka Doncic tied NBA legend Michael Jordan for the longest streak of 20+ points 5+ assists and 5+ rebounds since the NBA/ABA merger.

Doncic played with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists, during Mavericks' rout of the New Orleans Pelicans at home on Saturday night with 130-84 score.

Doncic's streak is now at 18 games, same with Jordan, where he scored 20 or more points, 5 or more rebounds and assists.

Oscar Robertson holds the record with 29 straight matches, when he established such run in the 1964/65 season.

For the Pelicans, the 46-point loss was the worst ever in the franchise history.

Here are the scores in the NBA on Saturday:

*Dallas Mavericks - New Orleans Pelicans: 130-84

*Philadelphia 76ers - Cleveland Cavaliers: 141-94

*New York Knicks - Indiana Pacers: 103-104

*Houston Rockets - Phoenix Suns: 115-109

*Utah Jazz - Memphis Grizzlies: 126-112

*Home Team

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