PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- J.J. Redick hit eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised without the injured Ben Simmons to a 130-111 victory over the skidding Orlando Magic on Saturday.
Joel Embiid shook off a cold to score 18 points and grab 14 rebounds and T.J. McConnell had 15 points and 13 assists filling in at point guard for Simmons, who missed his first game of the season with swelling in his left elbow.
Redick hit six first-half 3s, four coming in the final 3:10 of the second quarter, as the Sixers built a 70-55 halftime lead.
Elfrid Payton had 22 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in another miserable defensive performance for the Magic, who have lost eight straight.
The Sixers shot 51 percent in winning their third straight game to move to 11-7 as they try to finally turn the corner from a lengthy rebuild.
Redick, drafted 11th overall by the Magic in 2006, was part of a humming offense without their star rookie. Redick hit 10 of 18 shots, 12 of them 3-point attempts.
After missing his first NBA season with a broken right foot, Simmons had played in the Sixers' first 17 games and been one of the league's top rookies. The 6-foot-10 point guard is averaging 18.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists.
Sixers coach Brett Brown said his team would continue to play fast even without Simmons because advanced metrics show the Magic struggle when opponents push the pace.
And defense was Magic coach Frank Vogel's biggest worry before the game, when he called his team's transition in Friday's loss to Boston "garbage." Asked if he would be quick to pull players who make defensive mistakes, he said, "I would hope that I wouldn't have to coach that way, but they're showing me that I do."
Before the game was 4 minutes old, Vogel had yanked Aaron Gordon. But the moves didn't work, as the Magic allowed 70 first-half points a night after giving up 73 in Boston.
Gordon scored 16 points and Nikola Vucevic added 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Magic: Vogel, who grew up in nearby Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, had about 40 friends and family on hand, including his parents and brother. "This always feels like home," he said. . F Jonathan Simmons played despite a sore right quadriceps.
76ers: Brown didn't know if Simmons would play Monday against LeBron James and Cleveland, but acknowledged "we get who's coming into town." . Jerryd Bayless served as backup point guard and hit a 3 and made a driving layup in the final minute of the third quarter to make it 101-85.. New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler rang the replica Liberty Bell before the game.
The Magic visit Indiana on Monday as Vogel faces the team he coached for six seasons.
The 76ers host Cleveland on Monday in the fifth game of six straight at home.