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Redick hits 6 3-pointers, 76ers hold off Magic 114-106

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Stuck in a slump, JJ Redick got a pep talk from his wife, played Legos with his sons and had a few therapeutic talks with his 76ers teammates.

He turned the positive thinking into his own calming message to coach Brett Brown: ''Look, I'm a big boy. I'll figure it out.''

Redick solved his shooting funk and hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 114-106 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

''You're going to have these little blips sometimes where you hit a bad stretch,'' he said.

Redick put the blips behind him to knock off an Orlando team in the mix with Charlotte and Miami for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Magic have been one of the more baffling teams of late, holding recent wins over Toronto, Golden State and Indiana and losing to Chicago, Cleveland and New York.

They couldn't complete the comeback against another top team late in the fourth. Nik Vucevic pulled the Magic to 101-99, but they missed five straight shots - including Vucevic's in-and-out with 3:34 to go - and Jimmy Butler stretched the lead with a spin move over Jonathan Isaac for a bucket in the paint. Isaac came back and buried a 3 to again slice the deficit to one, and again it was Butler who answered with a big bucket.

Butler had the assist on Mike Scott's third 3 of the game and the Sixers held on and improved their push for the third seed in the East. Ben Simmons had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers.

Evan Fournier led the Magic with 25 points and Aaron Gordon had 24, but the series of missed shots in the waning moments could cost them a playoff spot.

''You want to win this game on the road against a team like that, you've got to make those shots,'' Magic coach Steve Clifford said. ''You've got to be able to handle these losses and come back or we don't deserve to be a playoff team.''

Simmons and Joel Embiid are the All-Stars who have carried the Sixers from ''Process'' to prominence. But it's Redick who keeps defenses honest as the team's lone reliable 3-point threat. The 34-year-old Redick entered as the only member of the Sixers to make at least 100 3s, and the Sixers scuffled as he endured his longest dry spell of the season. Consider, in a three-point loss to Golden State on Saturday, Redick missed all 3 attempts.

''It was a low point for me,'' Redick said. ''My focus was just on these next chunk of games and there's nothing you can do about a five-game stretch where you're shooting 4 percent, or whatever it was.''

Against the Magic, Redick shot like the guard who deserved serious All-Star consideration. He was 5 of 6 from 3-point range in the first half (7 of 10 overall) and paced an offense that shot 64 percent in the half and led 70-64.

Redick had been seriously slumping - he was 23 of 81 overall over his last seven games and hit 15 3s. Redick, who had his first 20-point game since Feb. 10 against the Lakers, has played his best ball with Embiid in the lineup, but the big man missed his sixth straight game with a sore left knee.

Brown was confident Redick was on the brink of delivering a big game

''Great shooters shoot. It's 82 games,'' Brown said. ''He had a few games where he was not himself. Some of that you give credit, to the Golden State Warriors as an example. Other bits, it's just part of the flow of an 82-game, six-month season. He will respond. He's that competitive, and that good.''

TIP-INS

Magic: The Magic played without guard Markelle Fultz, the former Sixer and No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft. The Sixers traded Fultz to the Magic at the deadline and rid themselves of one of the more confounding players in team history. Fultz had a series of injuries that cost him time (notably thoracic outlet syndrome) and a mental block his former trainer attributed to the ''yips.'' Fultz played 19 games this season and is not expected to play for Orlando the rest of the way. Brown called Fultz ''an elite person'' and added of the 20-year-old guard, ''I hope he can resurface. I believe he will.''

76ers: Brown said Embiid could at least join the Sixers for their game Friday at Houston. ... Big man Jonah Bolden sat out with an illness.

UP NEXT

Orlando: Hosts Dallas on Friday

Sixers: At Chicago on Wednesday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
11:30 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 2-0
11:12   Ben Simmons missed hook shot  
11:09   Offensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
11:11   Amir Johnson missed dunk  
11:11   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
11:02   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Ben Simmons  
10:54 +2 Ben Simmons made finger-roll layup, assist by Tobias Harris 2-2
10:34   Aaron Gordon missed driving layup  
10:32   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
10:00 +2 JJ Redick made jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 2-7
9:44   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
9:36   Amir Johnson missed jump shot  
9:36   Amir Johnson missed jump shot  
9:03   Out of bounds turnover on Jimmy Butler  
8:53 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 7-7
9:03   Out of bounds turnover on Jimmy Butler  
8:53 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 7-7
8:43 +2 Ben Simmons made reverse layup 7-9
8:21 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 10-9
8:01   Tobias Harris missed floating jump shot  
7:59   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
7:51 +2 Evan Fournier made floating jump shot 12-9
7:41 +3 JJ Redick made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 12-12
7:28 +2 D.J. Augustin made floating jump shot 14-12
7:19 +3 Amir Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 14-15
6:55 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 16-15
6:44 +2 Tobias Harris made jump shot 16-17
6:27   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
6:25   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
6:21 +2 Tobias Harris made jump shot 16-19
6:06 +2 Nikola Vucevic made finger-roll layup, assist by D.J. Augustin 18-19
5:44 +3 Tobias Harris made 3-pt. jump shot 18-22
5:20   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
5:13   Ben Simmons missed layup  
5:13   Offensive rebound by Jimmy Butler  
5:13   Shooting foul on Jonathan Isaac  
5:13   Ben Simmons missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:13 +1 Ben Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-23
4:57   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
4:51   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:48   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
4:41 +2 D.J. Augustin made driving layup 20-23
4:22   Shooting foul on Isaiah Briscoe  
4:22 +1 Jimmy Butler made 1st of 2 free throws 20-24
4:21   Personal foul on Jonathon Simmons  
4:00 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 22-25
3:39 +2 Ben Simmons made dunk, assist by Tobias Harris 22-27
3:19 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot, assist by Isaiah Briscoe 24-27
3:02 +3 Mike Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jimmy Butler 24-30
2:35 +2 D.J. Augustin made driving layup 26-30
2:24   Ben Simmons missed layup, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
2:21   Offensive rebound by Jimmy Butler  
2:14 +2 Jonathon Simmons made finger-roll layup, assist by Jimmy Butler 26-32
2:00   Shooting foul on Ben Simmons  
2:00 +1 Aaron Gordon made 1st of 2 free throws 27-32
2:00 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-32
1:44 +2 Tobias Harris made jump shot 28-34
1:24   Jarell Martin missed jump shot  
1:18   Offensive rebound by Khem Birch  
1:17   Defensive rebound by Justin Patton  
1:12 +3 Mike Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 28-37
0:52 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaiah Briscoe 31-37
0:33 +2 JJ Redick made jump shot, assist by Justin Patton 31-39
0:09   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:05   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
0:00 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot 34-39
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:52   Jumpball  
11:40 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jarell Martin 37-39
11:26 +3 JJ Redick made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Patton 36-42
11:10 +3 Jarell Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 39-42
10:53 +2 T.J. McConnell made jump shot, assist by Jonathon Simmons 39-44
10:42 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaiah Briscoe 43-44
10:24 +2 Tobias Harris made dunk, assist by Justin Patton 43-46
10:02 +2 Isaiah Briscoe made jump shot 45-46
9:44   Justin Patton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:42   Defensive rebound by Jarell Martin  
9:30   Wesley Iwundu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:27   Defensive rebound by Justin Patton  
9:18   Bad pass turnover on T.J. McConnell, stolen by Evan Fournier  
9:16   Shooting foul on Tobias Harris  
9:16 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-46
9:04   JJ Redick missed jump shot  
9:00   Defensive rebound by Jarell Martin  
8:46   Lost ball turnover on Wesley Iwundu, stolen by Tobias Harris  
8:38 +3 JJ Redick made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tobias Harris 47-49
8:28   Bad pass turnover on Isaiah Briscoe, stolen by Jonathon Simmons  
8:28   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
8:09 +2 Jonathon Simmons made hook shot, assist by Tobias Harris 47-51
7:51 +2 Isaiah Briscoe made driving layup 49-51
7:25 +2 Tobias Harris made jump shot 49-53
7:08   Isaiah Briscoe missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:04   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
6:35 +2 Aaron Gordon made turnaround jump shot, assist by Wesley Iwundu 51-56
6:14 +2 Ben Simmons made jump shot 51-58
5:50   Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot  
5:47   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
5:41   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:31   Bad pass turnover on Amir Johnson, stolen by Isaiah Briscoe  
5:24   Jonathan Isaac missed layup, blocked by Amir Johnson  
5:21   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:13   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Ben Simmons  
5:12   ORL team rebound  
5:08   Wesley Iwundu missed turnaround jump shot  
5:03   Defensive rebound by Jonathon Simmons  
4:52   Shooting foul on Wesley Iwundu  
4:28   Ben Simmons missed hook shot  
4:24   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
4:15   Jimmy Butler missed jump shot  
4:12   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
3:56   Out of bounds turnover on Jonathon Simmons  
3:41 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot 53-60
3:16   Jonathon Simmons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:12   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
3:09 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 56-60
2:44 +2 Mike Scott made jump shot 56-62
2:26   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
2:23   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
2:11 +2 Amir Johnson made finger-roll layup, assist by Jimmy Butler 56-64
1:43 +2 Amir Johnson made hook shot, assist by Jonathon Simmons 56-66
1:43   Violation  
1:29 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 59-66
1:12 +2 Ben Simmons made hook shot 59-68
0:52 +2 D.J. Augustin made floating jump shot 61-68
0:30   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
0:30 +1 Ben Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 61-69
0:30 +1 Ben Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 61-70
0:12 +2 D.J. Augustin made jump shot 63-70
0:12   Shooting foul on Amir Johnson  
0:12 +1 D.J. Augustin made free throw 64-70
0:00   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   ORL team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49 +2 Evan Fournier made finger-roll layup, assist by Jonathan Isaac 66-70
11:37   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
11:37 +1 JJ Redick made 1st of 2 free throws 66-71
11:37 +1 JJ Redick made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-72
11:15   Jimmy Butler missed turnaround jump shot  
11:13   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
11:00   D.J. Augustin missed driving layup  
10:59   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
10:59   Nikola Vucevic missed dunk, blocked by Amir Johnson  
10:58   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
10:56 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot 68-72
10:34   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
10:34   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
9:51   Tobias Harris missed jump shot  
10:07   Traveling violation turnover on Jonathan Isaac  
9:51   Tobias Harris missed jump shot  
9:36   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
9:15   Evan Fournier missed finger-roll layup  
9:12   Out of bounds turnover on Tobias Harris  
8:53 +2 Tobias Harris made jump shot 68-79
8:38   Shooting foul on Amir Johnson  
8:53 +2 Tobias Harris made dunk, assist by Ben Simmons 68-79
8:38 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 70-79
8:38 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 69-79
8:21   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
8:13   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:04   Personal foul on Jonathan Isaac  
7:56   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
7:46 +2 Amir Johnson made alley-oop shot, assist by Tobias Harris 70-81
7:22 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 72-81
7:00   Bad pass turnover on D.J. Augustin, stolen by Jimmy Butler  
6:54   Tobias Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:50   Offensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
6:45 +2 Jimmy Butler made layup, assist by Ben Simmons 72-83
6:29   Bad pass turnover on Evan Fournier, stolen by Jimmy Butler  
6:24   Out of bounds turnover on Mike Scott  
6:29   Bad pass turnover on Evan Fournier, stolen by Jimmy Butler  
6:24   Out of bounds turnover on Mike Scott  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
5:52   Offensive foul on Mike Scott  
5:36   Defensive rebound by Jonathon Simmons  
5:23   Isaiah Briscoe missed finger-roll layup  
5:06   Personal foul on Mike Scott  
4:58   Personal foul on Jonathon Simmons  
4:54   Personal foul on Ben Simmons  
4:18 +2 T.J. McConnell made driving layup 74-87
4:02 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 77-87
3:50   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:48   PHI team rebound  
3:37 +2 T.J. McConnell made jump shot 77-89
3:10   Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:02   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:57   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
2:47   Aaron Gordon missed driving layup  
2:43   Offensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
2:43   Offensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
2:31   T.J. McConnell missed fade-away jump shot  
2:23 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 81-89
2:02   Tobias Harris missed dunk, blocked by Jarell Martin  
2:02   ORL team rebound  
1:47   Personal foul on Justin Patton  
1:47   Personal foul on Justin Patton  
1:47   Aaron Gordon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:47 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 82-89
1:34   Shooting foul on Isaiah Briscoe  
1:34   Justin Patton missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:34 +1 Justin Patton made 2nd of 2 free throws 82-90
1:08   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
0:55   Offensive rebound by Justin Patton  
0:50   Wesley Iwundu missed layup, blocked by Tobias Harris  
0:48   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
0:41   Personal foul  
0:41 +1 JJ Redick made 2nd of 2 free throws 82-92
0:22   Evan Fournier missed fade-away jump shot  
0:19   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
0:01 +2 Jonathon Simmons made jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 82-94
0:00   End of period  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:16   Justin Patton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:13   Defensive rebound by Jarell Martin  
11:07 +2 Jarell Martin made driving dunk 86-94
11:07   Shooting foul on Justin Patton  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Justin Patton  
10:49   JJ Redick missed driving layup  
10:42   Wesley Iwundu missed layup  
10:41   Offensive rebound by Khem Birch  
10:27 +2 Jimmy Butler made jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 88-96
10:08   Evan Fournier missed fade-away jump shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
9:58   Jimmy Butler missed reverse layup  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
9:42   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by T.J. McConnell  
9:34 +2 Amir Johnson made finger-roll layup, assist by Ben Simmons 88-98
9:26   Full timeout called  
9:09   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
9:26   Full timeout called  
9:00   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
8:51 +2 Khem Birch made finger-roll layup, assist by Isaiah Briscoe 90-98
8:23   T.J. McConnell missed jump shot  
8:21   Offensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
8:10   Amir Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:02   Isaiah Briscoe missed jump shot  
7:59   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
7:56 +2 Ben Simmons made finger-roll layup 90-100
7:56   Shooting foul on Wesley Iwundu  
7:56 +1 Ben Simmons made free throw 90-101
7:00   Offensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
7:00   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
6:59   Shooting foul on Tobias Harris  
6:59   Aaron Gordon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:59 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 94-101
6:40   Offensive foul on Mike Scott  
6:18   Out of bounds turnover on Wesley Iwundu  
6:05   Ben Simmons missed jump shot  
6:02   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:51 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Iwundu 97-101
5:26   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:25   ORL team rebound  
5:00