Ersan Ilyasova averaged 14.8 points and shot 35.9 percent on three-pointers in 53 games - 40 starts - with the Sixers last season.
The 76ers have lost their last seven series games against the Washington Wizards in Washington.
Joel Embiid had 28 points and 14 rebounds in what was his 22nd time this season with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Sixers were trailing, 15-6, before Richaun Holmes came off the bench with a jolt of energy.
Sixers had sive players score in double-figures.
The Sixers rookie will miss his 54th consecutive game on Sunday against the Washington Wizards.
Orlando has lost four straight and eight of its last 12 games.
Former Villanova, Temple and Penn State players, among many others, were part of a Yahoo Sports report on the investigation.
"I think I have to start taking it more for the team to get better," Simmons said of the three-pointer. "I think it will help our team. … And getting comfortable takes me being uncomfortable."
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons combine to 62 points and teamed up for the game-winning play against the Bulls at the United Center.
The 76ers got a much-needed road win Thursday night to extend their overall win streak to six games. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid helped to win the game...
Ben Simmons finished with a career high 32 points and the game winning free throws against the Bulls.
In recent years, the Sixers struggled after shipping out some of their best players at the trade deadline.