A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
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Joel Embiid had 18 points and nine rebounds, Al Horford scored 15 points and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 114-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.
Nikola Jokic hit an off-balanced 20-foot shot with 1.2 seconds remaining, helping the Denver Nuggets rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 100-97 on Friday night.
Donovan Mitchell had 24 points and eight assists, leading the Utah Jazz to a 106-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons did not return for the second half Wednesday at Utah because of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. He will be reevaluated Thursday in Denver.
Devin Booker scored 40 points, Ricky Rubio added 21 points and 10 assists and the Phoenix Suns beat the NBA's final undefeated team by knocking off the Philadelphia 76ers 114-109 on Monday night.
Philly remains the NBA's lone unbeaten, the L.A. teams are heating up and Houston ... well, Houston had a weird week. Let's discuss.