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Nuggets top short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries

Gary Harris led Denver with 21 points and Jamal Murray and Will Barton each added 14. The Nuggets are now 4-5 on the season.
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Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, left, blocks the shot attempt by Philadelphia 76ers' Tyrese Maxey, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA — Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 115-103.

The Sixers played without All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and had the minimum eight players active as the team faced injuries and COVID-19 concerns. 

Sixers guard Seth Curry learned of a positive COVID-19 test while the team played Thursday in Brooklyn. That forced the team to spend an extra day in New York for additional testing and contact tracing. 

The Sixers only used seven players and Tyrese Maxey scored 39 points.

Gary Harris led Denver with 21 points and Jamal Murray and Will Barton each added 14. The Nuggets are now 4-5 on the season.

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