Six­ers’ Embiid siz­zles against Hor­nets

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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

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.

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.

Pis­tons 124, Hawks 109 An­dre Drum­mond had 23 points and 11 re­bounds to lead the way as Detroit jumped to a 24point lead late in the first quar­ter and coasted to a vic­tory over host At­lanta.

The Pis­tons made a sea­son­high 20 of 47 at­tempts from be­hind the 3-point arc and rolled to their sec­ond straight win af­ter a five-game los­ing streak.

Magic 117, Wiz­ards 108

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.

Pac­ers 110, Heat 102

Bo­jan Bog­danovic hit a goa­head 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.

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