Sixers’ Embiid sizzles against Hornets
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.