11:03 PM - January 25, 2020
11:03 PM - January 25, 2020

Sixers with a convincing win over the Lakers

With Tobias Harris scoring 29 points and Ben Simmons adding 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, the Sixers beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-91.

Simmons shot 12 for 15 from the field. Anthony Davis scored 31 and LeBron James added 29 for the Lakers, who shot just 6 for 30 from three-point range.

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10:59 PM - January 25, 2020
10:59 PM - January 25, 2020

Sixers pulling away

With Al Horford scoring seven straight points to lead the surge, the Sixers have pulled away and are about to improve to 21-2 at home.

Sixers 106, Lakers 91 - 55.5 seconds left

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10:54 PM - January 25, 2020
10:54 PM - January 25, 2020

Horford gives Sixers breathing room

Al Horford just scored five consecutive points to extend the Sixers lead as the Lakers were making a comeback.

Sixers 98, Lakers 88 - 3:45 left fourth quarter.

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10:49 PM - January 25, 2020
10:49 PM - January 25, 2020

Here come the Lakers

With five straight points by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers have cut into the Sixers lead, 93-88.

s Angeles is doing a good job forcing turnovers and getting out in transition. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have combined for 57 points.

Sixers 93, Lakers 88 - 5:19 left 4th quarter

Sixers key has been driving to the basket

Led by Ben Simmons, but also including Tobias Harris, one reason the Sixers hold a double-digit lead they have successfully been driving to the basket.

Harris has 27 points and Simmons 23, but the Lakers are making a run.

Sixers 91, Lakers 81 - 6:57 left fourth quarter

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10:32 PM - January 25, 2020
10:32 PM - January 25, 2020

Lakers show some life at the end of the third quarter

The Los Angeles Lakers, who trailed by as many as 22 points in the third quarter, closed the period strong and trail 85-73 entering the fourth. Ben Simmons continues to attack for the Sixers.

Simmons has scored 22 points on 9 for 11 shooting, most coming on drives to the basket. Tobias Harris leads the Sixers with 25 points. Anthony Davis has 29 for the Lakers.

After three quarters: Sixers 85, Lakers 73

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10:20 PM - January 25, 2020
10:20 PM - January 25, 2020

LeBron James passes Kobe

With his 18th point of the game, LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant as the No. 3 scorer in NBA history. Bryan has 33,643 points. James now has 33,644. He scored on a driving layup with 7:22 left in the third quarter.

James is received a nice ovation from the Sixers fans and he acknowledged the cheers.

Sixers 76, Lakers 56 - 6;19 left third quarter.

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10:11 PM - January 25, 2020
10:11 PM - January 25, 2020

Sixers pulling away as Lakers struggle from three

The Lakers have struggled mightily from beyond the arc. Los Angeles is 2 for 18 and the Sixers are now pulling away. Tobias Harris just scored on a dunk for his 23rd point.

Sixers 74, Lakers 52 - 7:35 left third quarter

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10:07 PM - January 25, 2020
10:07 PM - January 25, 2020

Sixers with biggest lead

Tobias Harris just hit a three-pointer to give the Sixers their biggest lead of the game, 68-52. Harris now has 19 points and is 3 of 6 from beyond the arc.

Sixers 68, Lakers, 52 - 9:32 left third quarter

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9:59 PM - January 25, 2020
9:59 PM - January 25, 2020

Sixers enjoyed a strong first half

The Sixers have played a strong first half in taking a 59-50 lead and the Lakers are in foul trouble with LeBron James and Anthony Davis each with three fouls.

One key is that the Sixers are 9 for 25 from three-point range and the Lakers 2 for 14.

Furkan Korkmaz has given the Sixers a major spark off the bench, going 3 for 7 from three-point range for nine points.

Tobias Harris leads the Sixers with 16 points.

Davis has 16 points and James has 14 for the Lakers. James need four more points to pass Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time NBA scoring list.

HALFTIME: Sixers 59, Lakers 50

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9:40 PM - January 25, 2020
9:40 PM - January 25, 2020
Sixers guard Ben Simmons lays-up the basketball past Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the first-quarter on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia.
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Sixers guard Ben Simmons lays-up the basketball past Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the first-quarter on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia.

Zhaire Smith out with left ankle sprain

Zhaire Smith, who was called up from the G League on Friday is out for the game for the game with a left ankle sprain.

Sixers have been a different team when Ben Simmons is out of the game, but he just returns and commits his second foul. Anthony Davis just commits his third foul

Sixers 51, Lakers 47 - 1:59 left first half.

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9:30 PM - January 25, 2020
9:30 PM - January 25, 2020

Ben continues to blow by Lakers

Ben Simmons continues to get to the basket with ease. Earlier this quarter, he blew by old nemesis Jared Dudley and drew a foul. Simmons with eight points.

Sixers 47, Lakers 40 - 4:38 left 1st half

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9:23 PM - January 25, 2020
9:23 PM - January 25, 2020

LeBron crying a lot

LeBron James has been complaining all game to the officials. On one play he complained so much that he didn’t get back on D and the man he was guarding, James Ennis scored on a layup. James picked up his second foul with 9:34 left in the second quarter.

Oh yes, James also has 12 points and is keeping the Lakers in the game. He needs six more to pass Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Sixers 41, Lakers 33 - 8:01 left first half

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9:13 PM - January 25, 2020
9:13 PM - January 25, 2020

Sixers with a dominating first quarter

With Ben Simmons leading the way, the Sixers own a 35-25 lead over the Lakers after one. The Lakers are down despite shooting 10 for 17 from the field.

Sixers are shooting 14 for 21 including 6 of 11 from beyond the arc.

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9:06 PM - January 25, 2020
9:06 PM - January 25, 2020

Tobias aggressive offensively

Tobias Harris has come but firing for the Sixers. He’ has nine first quarter points, including 2 of 4 from three-point range. Lakers looking unraveled.

Ben Simmons has eight points on 4 for 4 shooting and is also looking aggressive offensively.

Sixers 30, Lakers 18 - 2:18 left in the first quarter.

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8:51 PM - January 25, 2020
8:51 PM - January 25, 2020

Thybulle with a challenge

Brett Brown talked pre-game about having Matisse Thybulle guarding LeBron at times and with Ben Simmons out of the game, Thybulle has gotten that assignment.

Thybulle and Shake Milton have given the Sixers some good energy.

Second timeout: Sixers 17, Lakers, 16 - 4:36 left first quarter.

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8:52 AM - January 25, 2020
8:52 AM - January 25, 2020

Ben Simmons guarding LeBron

Just as expected Ben Simmons has opened up guarding LeBron James. James, however isn’t guarding Simmons at this point, he is guarding Matisse Thybulle. Danny Green opens the game on Simmons.

That could change, since Simmons has been going to the basket aggressively. He has one thundering dunk and another driving layup and a layup on a pass from Shake Milton.

First timeout: Sixers 13, Lakers 13 - 6:56 left first Q.

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8:35 PM - January 25, 2020
8:35 PM - January 25, 2020

LeBron James nearing milestone

LeBron James is just 18 points shy of passing Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time NBA scoring list. Before the game, Sixers coach Brett Brown talked about James.

LeBron James is in the building

LeBron James arrives at Wells Fargo Center tonight ahead of the Sixers-Lakers matchup. Tip-off is slated for 8:30 p.m. Follow live for analysis, scores and highlights.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James walks into the Wells Fargo Center before the Sixers play the Lakers on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia.
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James walks into the Wells Fargo Center before the Sixers play the Lakers on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia.
Fans wait for Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James before the Sixers play the Lakers on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia.
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Fans wait for Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James before the Sixers play the Lakers on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia.
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