Philadelphia’s  Embiid struggles to get his shot up against  Orlando’s Khem Birch  Monday (John Raoux)
Philadelphia’s Embiid struggles to get his shot up against Orlando’s Khem Birch Monday (John Raoux)|Associated Press
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Single Digits: Sixers, Simmons suffer the Orlando Flu

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TUESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> With two more goals, the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin will register his eight career 50-goal season . . . Which two players hold the NHL record with nine 50-goal seasons? (For extra credit, give them in the order in which they notched their ninth such season.)

(Answer Below)

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TUESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> Ben Simmons has now missed three games in his Sixers’ career. Two of them were against the Orlando Magic . . . Does he come up with the Pat Williams flu?

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>>> Two nights after Villanova viewers had to watch a 32-4 run by Purdue over a 13:22 span across intermission, the Sixers were blitzkriegd on a 30-5 run by the Magic that lasted 11:32 through parts of the third and fourth quarters . . . That’s two local teams outscored by a combined 62-9 over 24:45 within two days of each other. Hard to do. Even harder to watch.

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>>> Here are the quarter-by-quarter totals of field goals made by the Sixers starters Monday against the Magic:

6 – 9 – 5 – 0.

Yes, that’s a zero in the fourth period. In fact, no Sixers starter made a field goal in the final 18:20 of the game.

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>>> The Flyers have the same exact record at home (18-16-4) as they do on the road. Their goal differential is -11 (113/124) at Wells Fargo Center and -12 away from south Broad Street (116/128) . . . They have never finished a season with the same H/R records. The closest they came was within one game a couple of times, the last being 2007-08 (21-14-6 and 21-15-5).

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky have each had nine 50-goal seasons . . . Bossy did so in the first nine seasons of his NHL career (1977-78 through 1985-86) . . . The Great One notched his ninth such campaign in 1988-89.

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