Joel Embiid had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead six Philadelphia 76ers players in double figures in a 116-105 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Embiid recorded his 22nd game of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Ben Simmons added 17 points, JJ Redick contributed 16 and Marco Belinelli had 15 for the Sixers, who won their seventh in a row.
Robert Covington also scored 12 points, and Dario Saric had 11.
The Sixers also won 10 straight at home for the first time since 2002-03 in coach Larry Brown's final season.
Celtics 121, Knicks 112
Kyrie Irving put on another brilliant show for the fans in basketball's Mecca with 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead Boston past New York at Madison Square Garden.
The first-year Celtic has made lasting memories at the world-famous venue, including his then-career-high 41-point performance against the Knicks while wearing a protective face mask with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012.
Jaylen Brown added 24 points, Terry Rozier scored 14 off the bench and Al Horford had 13 points and 10 boards for the Celtics, who won their second straight game out of the All-Star break following a three-game losing streak.
Heat 115, Grizzlies 89
Tyler Johnson scored 23 points, and Justise Winslow added 17 points as Miami handed visiting Memphis its ninth straight loss.
The Heat separated themselves in the third quarter. Wayne Ellington knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, and Miami outscored Memphis 18-4 in the final five minutes of the quarter. Ellington had 15 points off the bench on five 3-pointers and was one of six Miami players to finish in double figures.
Andrew Harrison scored 17 points, and Deyonta Davis finished with 14 points for the Grizzlies, who haven't won since a Jan. 29 victory over Phoenix.
Warriors 112, Thunder 80
Nick Young capped a 14-point flurry with a pair of 3-pointers late in the third quarter, helping Golden State pull away from Oklahoma City en route to a blowout in a nationally televised showcase game in Oakland, Calif.
The win was the Warriors' first in three tries against the Thunder this season. Oklahoma City was attempting to become the first team in the Steve Kerr coaching era to beat Golden State three straight times in the same season.
Kevin Durant had a game-high 28 points and Stephen Curry 21 for Golden State, which never led in a 125-105 home shellacking at the hands of the Thunder when the teams last met on Feb. 6.
Timberwolves 122, Bulls 104
Jeff Teague scored 25 points and dished seven assists as Minnesota beat Chicago at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points on 10-for-18 shooting for Minnesota, which outscored Chicago 36-22 in the fourth quarter. Karl-Anthony Towns (22 points, 13 rebounds) and Taj Gibson (19 points, 10 rebounds) each posted double-doubles.
Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 21 points and seven assists. David Nwaba maintained his hot play with 14 points and nine rebounds for Chicago, which lost its third game in a row.
Lakers 113, Kings 108
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope saved four of his season-high 34 points for a late spurt that propelled Los Angeles to a victory over Sacramento.
The win allowed the Lakers to snap a three-game road losing streak and was the 14th in their last 21 games. They began the season with just 11 wins in their first 38 contests.
The Kings lost for the 10th time in their last 13 home games.
Jazz 97, Mavericks 90
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and added six rebounds and five assists to lead Utah over Dallas.
Derrick Favors scored 14 points and had six rebounds. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz. Utah (31-29) won for the 12th time in its last 13 games.
J.J. Barea scored 17 points to lead the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Mavericks (18-42) lost for the fourth straight time and the 14th time in their last 17 contests.
Blazers 106, Suns 104
Portland guard Damian Lillard had 40 points and 10 rebounds, and his driving layup with nine-tenths of a second remaining enabled Portland to complete a season sweep over Phoenix.
CJ McCollum had 21 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who overcame a 15-point deficit in the final 7:26 for their fifth victory in their last six contests.
Devin Booker had 30 points and nine rebounds and TJ Warren had 19 points for the Suns, who have lost nine in a row, 14 of 15 and 17 of 19. They have been outscored by 183 points in the losing streak.
CommentsComments powered by Disqus
Do not have an account?Sign Up