Philadelphia 76ers

Hot-shooting Philadelphia 76ers pick up much-needed road win over Sacramento Kings

The Philadelphia 76ers' put an end to their nine-game road losing streak, with a much-needed 125-108 win over the Sacramento Kings.

The 76ers are now 10-23 on the road this season, with their last win away from Wells Fargo Center coming on January 20th.

Missing three starters, Tobias Harris Shake Milton and Al Horford stepped up for the 76ers, who move to 38-25 on the season and jump into the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Joel Embiid missed his fourth-straight game with a left shoulder sprain, while Ben Simmons remains sidelined with a nerve impingement in his back. Josh Richardson took part in shooting drills pre-game, but did not play as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered in their loss to the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in the week.

Tobias Harris led the charge with 28 points and 14 rebounds, while Al Horford turned in a strong all-round performance with 18 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, with the pair doing most of their damage in the first half.

"I thought today I did a good job of just going out and playing free, playing with just that energy and that flow and just fueling off of my confidence," Harris said post-game.

"I had it from the beginning of the game and just kept it up throughout the whole game."

Philly took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter, before the Kings rallied, thanks to a pair of three-pointers from Harrison Barnes, which cut the deficit to 112-106 with five minutes to go.

After cooling off in the third, Harris and Horford stood tall down the stretch, combining to trigger a 13-2 run to close the game.

Harris buried a jumper with 4:05 remaining, before Horford's dunk and two made free throws put the game beyond reach.

"Just amazing," Harris said of Horford, who was a game-high +41.

"I mean Al's a great player, so tonight he had the mismatch just with his size so we went to him and stretching the floor for us, just made great plays all around. Got guys involved and that's what the name of the game is."

"Tonight we came out with that physicality, we came out with a great spirit, shoutout to everybody on our team," Harris added. "I thought Mike Scott did a great job of just setting the tone for us from the beginning of the game with that will to win and everybody just followed up right off that."

Scott was everywhere for the 76ers in Sacramento, playing spot minutes at back-up center and bringing his trademark hustle on both ends.

He scored in double figures for the third game in a row, with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding seven rebounds and four assists, while Alec Burks added 17 points and Raul Neto 16.

Philly had it going from beyond the arc, connecting on 17-of-37 from the three-point line, and despite their short-handed roster, they won the rebound battle 45-37, creating a host of second-chance opportunities on the offensive glass, outrebounding the Kings 14-4.

Shake Milton continues to impress in the starting lineup, scoring 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 3-of-5 from deep, adding three rebounds and three assists.

De'Aaron Fox led the Kings with 23 points and seven assists, while Buddy Hield scored 22 points off the bench.

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