If the Sixers swept the weekend, the negativity surrounding the team wouldn’t be as prevalent as it is right now.

Let’s summarize what happened this weekend after beating the Clippers:

It was another game for Joel Embiid to dominate Andre Drummond and the Pistons. Embiid had 39 points and 17 rebounds, with 32 of them coming in the first half, and limited Drummond to only eight points and nine rebounds in a 109-99 wire-to-wire win. The center’s first half point total was the most since Allen Iverson’s 33-point performance against the Bucks in 2004. Wilson Chandler also returned to the lineup.

After the game, Embiid torched Drummond on social media, saying he owns real estate in his head. This could be the next great NBA beef.

That would be the only fun this weekend. A trip to Brooklyn would result in a pretty dismal 122-97 loss to the Nets last night. Ben Simmons led the team with 20 points and 12 boards, while Embiid had another double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds. But guys like Robert Covington, Mike Muscala, and even Markelle Fultz failed to show up to provide offense. As a team, the Sixers went 4-of-20 from three.

Speaking of Fultz, oh?

Brett Brown admitted his team isn’t close to being elite yet. But this slow start, especially with nearly the same roster as last year, doesn’t provide any promising signs outside of Embiid and sometimes Simmons. And Fultz is still meh.

They have a few days off before taking on the Pacers in Indiana Wednesday night in a nationally televised game.

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The Roundup:

Speaking of losing teams, how about the Flyers? They went through a two-game winning streak (and helped fire Kings coach/former Flyers coach John Stevens) entering their matchup with San Jose and also tweaked their offense.

All looked well, until late in the game when the Sharks came back to tie and eventually win it 4-3 in overtime. Joe Thornton scored with less than five minutes left in the game before Timo Meier scored his second goal just 13 seconds into overtime. Nolan Patrick, Jordan Weal, and Jake Voracek all scored for the Flyers.

The Flyers will take on the Coyotes tonight in Arizona. Puck drop is at 9 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Both of the team’s goalies are hurt:

Calvin Pickard started Saturday against the Sharks. He’ll probably start again tonight.

While you wait for tonight’s game, listen to a new episode of Snow the Goalie.

With the Eagles on a bye this week, Carson Wentz and Mike Trout went hunting together.

In other sports news, Michael Thomas respected his elders (Joe Horn):

Gold Glove winners were announced. There were no Phillies selected.

Floyd Mayweather will fight a kickboxer in Japan on New Year’s Eve. But we don’t know if it’ll be a boxing or MMA match.

In the news, a home explosion in Gladwyne rocked parts of the Delaware Valley.

Election Day is tomorrow.