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New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


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@ CHI 
L 85-121
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@ UTA 
L 96-127
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vs. PHI 
L 97-117
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@ CHI 
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@ MIN 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 PM CT23:00

Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Joel Embiid and those members of the Philadelphia 76ers who made the trip to New Orleans for their regular-season opener looked unfazed by the absence of Ben Simmons and unaffected by the drama surrounding the disgruntled All-Star guard.

Embiid had 22 points and 12 rebounds, reserve Furkan Korkmaz hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to also score 22 points, and the 76ers pulled away for a 117-97 victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday night.

"We've been practicing hard," Embiid said, also noting that players who'd made the trip had enjoyed a team-bonding dinner in the city's historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood a night earlier. "It was good to kind of get off to a good start, get a win and kind of forget about the off-the-court stuff."

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Leaders
Points: Brandon Ingram25.0
Rebounds: Jonas Valanciunas12.0
Assists: Brandon Ingram6.0
FG%: Devonte' Graham66.7%
Steals: Nickeil Alexander-Walker1.00
Blocks: Naji Marshall2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.0 (14)
Rebounds: 47.0 (14)
Assists: 24.0 (12)
FG%: 51.8% (24)
FT%: 80.0% (19)
3P%: 52.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 97.0 (21)
Rebounds: 44.0 (21)
Assists: 28.0 (8)
FG%: 41.9% (20)
FT%: 66.7% (21)
3P%: 43.3% (4)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 1 0 1.000 --
Memphis 1 0 1.000 --
Dallas 0 0 - 0.5
New Orleans 0 1 .000 1.0
Houston 0 1 .000 1.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/20/2021 Jonas Valanciunas Re-Signed
10/15/2021 John Petty Jr. Waived
10/14/2021 John Petty Jr. Signed as Free Agent
10/13/2021 James Banks III Waived
10/13/2021 Wenyen Gabriel Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20/2021 Zion Williamson Right foot fracture
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