Nets nix Nuggets, 76ers remain perfect at home
Ingles spoils Hayward’s return as Jazz top Celtics
PHILADELPHIA: Joel Embiid had a season-high 42 points to go along with 18 rebounds and four blocked shots to lift the Philadelphia 76ers past the visiting Charlotte Hornets 133-132 in overtime Friday night. It was the eighth game for Embiid this season with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons racked up 22 points, eight rebounds and 13 assists, Dario Saric added 18 points and nine rebounds while JJ Redick added 17 off the bench as the Sixers improved to 7-0 at home for the first time since 2002-03. Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Jeremy Lamb added 17. Dwayne Bacon scored 15 for the Hornets, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.
JAZZ 123, CELTICS 115
Joe Ingles tied a career high with 27 points and Rudy Gobert added 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Jazz spoiled the return of Gordon Hayward to Utah with an energetic victory over visiting Boston in Salt Lake City. Jazz fans booed every move of Hayward, who left Utah for Boston via free agency before the start of last season. Hayward then suffered a fractured ankle injury in the Celtics’ season opener last year and did not play the remainder of the season. He scored 13 points on 3-for-9 shooting from the field. Donovan Mitchell had 21 points, former Celtics forward Jae Crowder scored 20 points and Ricky Rubio added 17, as the Jazz won consecutive games after losing four in a row. Ingles added five rebounds and seven assists while going 10-for-14 from the field, including 5-for-9 from 3-point range.
NETS 112, NUGGETS 110
Caris LeVert hit a jumper in the lane with less than a second left, and Brooklyn rallied to beat host Denver. Left with 0.3 seconds, the Nuggets got a 3-point attempt at the buzzer from Malik Beasley, who missed it. LeVert finished with 17 points, D’Angelo Russell had 23 and Jarrett Allen scored 18 for the Nets, who have won three in a row and four of five. Nikola Jokic broke out of a funk to score a season-high 37 and tied a career-high with 21 rebounds, but Denver lost its first home game of the season after winning the first six.
PISTONS 124, HAWKS 109
Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way as Detroit jumped to a 24-point lead late
imagine we are going to play amazingly for 90 minutes against top teams.
“I would like to play the same game as last season when we were on top for 75 minutes but United showed us that they just need 10 or 15 minutes to create chances. “When they have the ball, they can create something because they have incredible talent.”
Both teams are in good form, with seventhplaced United on a three-game winning streak and league leaders City having gone 11 games unbeaten in all competitions. Guardiola is looking forward to the battle but believes the fixture has come too soon to have significant bearing on the title race.
“We are in November so maybe the game at Old Trafford (in March) will be more decisive,” the Spaniard said. “Of course we are on a good run, United as well. It’s a good derby. All of them are special.”
The manager also reiterated his faith in the club in the wake of allegations that they had circumvented financial fair play rules. “If people want to undermine what we have done, no problem,” he said. “We live our lives. Opinions in the first quarter and coasted to a victory over host Atlanta. The Pistons made a season-high 20 of 47 attempts from behind the 3-point arc and rolled to their second straight win after a five-game losing streak, despite just six points from Blake Griffin, their leading scorer at 27.3 per game coming in. He missed eight of his 10 shots, but had nine rebounds and nine assists. Stanley Johnson had 22 points for the Pistons and Langston Galloway scored 16 as the two players combined to hit nine 3-pointers off the bench.
MAGIC 117, WIZARDS 108
Orlando prevailed at home over Washington in a matchup of the worst offense in the league against the worst defense. Orlando came in averaging only 101.3 points per game, but tied its season high in points and shot a season-high 51.2 percent from the floor-only the second time it had made more than 50 percent of its field goals this season. Nikola Vucevic led the way for Orlando with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon scored 20. Magic rookie Mo Bamba made 7 of 8 field goals, including a 3-pointer and three longrange jump shots. The 7-foot center had 15 points in only 17 minutes.
are opinions. I have said I trust the club a lot.
“If there is something wrong, we will be punished. FIFA or UEFA have to say if we were wrong. If we were wrong, we will accept it but I hear what my club said to me and I trust them.” The allegations against City stem from the release of the “Football Leaks” documents, which include emails, contracts and presentations. The documents were obtained by German publication Der Spiegel and reviewed by Reuters in partnership with international media consortium European Investigative Collaborations.
The City manager’s news conference ended in uproarious laughter after he responded to his former player, Brazilian Dani Alves’s comment that being coached by Guardiola at Barcelona was “better than sex”.
Alves made the comment in a documentary about Guardiola’s all-conquering spell at Barcelona, where they won three La Liga titles and the Champions League twice. “I prefer the sex,” a grinning Guardiola said in response to a question on Alves’s comment. “By far!” — Reuters
KINGS 121, TIMBERWOLVES 110
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 25 points to help Sacramento to a victory over visiting Minnesota. Iman Shumpert scored 17 points, De’Aaron Fox had 16 points and 10 assists and Buddy Hield added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings. Nemanja Bjelica tallied 14 points against his former team. Karl-Anthony Towns established season highs of 39 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who completed an 05 road trip. Derrick Rose added 21 points and Jimmy Butler had 13 for Minnesota, which has lost all eight of its road games.
PACERS 110, HEAT 102
Bojan Bogdanovic hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.5 seconds remaining, sending Indiana to a victory over host Miami. Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo also buried key shots, as the Pacers rallied from a 102-98 deficit by scoring the game’s final 12 points over a stretch of 1:26, snapping Indiana’s two-game losing streak in the process. Hassan Whiteside had 11 points and a game-high 20 rebounds for the Heat, which saw a two-game winning streak come to an end. — Reuters
PORTLAND: Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. — AFP