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NBA results | Wednesday


76ers 131, Wizards 126

WASHINGTON — Joel Embiid scored a season-high 50 points and had 13 rebounds to help the Philadelph­ia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards.

Embiid reached 50 points for the sixth time in his career. He had a career-best 59 on Nov. 13, 2022, against Utah. He also had seven assists and six turnovers in just over 38 minutes.

Tyrese Maxey added 26 points and also had seven assists, and De’Anthony Melton had 18 points. Kyle Oubre returned after missing 11 games after being struck by a vehicle Nov. 11 in a hit-and-run incident in downtown Philadelph­ia. He had 12 points in 19 minutes.

Jordan Poole led Washington with 23 points. The Wizards are 3-17.

Mavericks 147, Jazz 97

DALLAS — Luka Doncic had 40 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists playing only three periods after the first first-half triple-double of his career in Dallas’ victory over Utah.

Doncic had his 60th career tripledoub­le to move past Larry Bird for sole possession of ninth place on the career list. It was the first 25-point first-half triple-double in NBA history.

It was the Mavericks’ highest-scoring game this season and two points short of their highest-scoring game ever in regulation. Dallas’ 52-point lead in the closing minutes was one point short of the franchise record set in November 2014 in a 123-70 win over Philadelph­ia.

Kyrie Irving added 26 points for Dallas. Ochai Agbaji led Utah with 21 points.

Grizzlies 116, Pistons 102

DETROIT — Desmond Bane scored 32 of his career-high 49 points in the second half and Memphis handed Detroit its 18th straight loss.

Detroit is 2-19, with the losing streak the longest in one season in franchise history and second-longest overall behind a 21-game slide at the end of the 1979-80 season and start of 1980-81.

The streak is the longest in the NBA since Houston lost 20 straight in 202021. The Philadelph­ia 76ers hold both NBA records, setting the single-season mark at 26 in a row in 2013-14 and the overall mark at 28 at the end of 201516 and start of 2016-17.

Timberwolv­es 102, Spurs 94

MINNEAPOLI­S — Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 21 rebounds and NBAleading Minnesota held on to beat San Antonio for its fifth straight victory and the Spurs’ 15th loss in a row.

Mike Conley added 18 points, Anthony Edwards had 17 and Naz Reid 15. Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds to help Minnesota improve to 16-4. Edwards returned after missing two games because of a right hip pointer, but went 4 of 17 from the field.

Gobert matched up often with good friend and French countryman Victor Wembanyama in the rookie’s first game in Minnesota. Wembanyama struggled against Minnesota’s height with Gobert, Towns and Reid, scoring just 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting. He had 10 rebounds.

Nets 114, Hawks 113

ATLANTA — Mikal Bridges hit the deciding fadeaway jumper with 4.5 seconds remaining and scored 32 points in Brooklyn’s victory over Atlanta.

There were 43 lead changes and 11 ties, with Bridges hitting the decisive shot to give the Nets their fifth win in six games. Atlanta has lost four of five.

Trae Young had 30 points for Atlanta.

Heat 112, Raptors 103

TORONTO — Caleb Martin had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 12 rebounds, Duncan Robinson scored 21 points and Miami beat Toronto.

Jimmy Butler scored 19 points, Orlando Robinson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 15 points to help the Heat win for the second time in six games.

Pascal Siakam scored 30 points for Toronto.

Rockets 110, Thunder 101

HOUSTON — Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and Houston beat Oklahoma City to end a three-game losing streak.

Aaron Holiday scored a season-high 22 points off the bench and matched a career best with six 3-pointers. He also had six rebounds in 27 minutes.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City with 33 points on 13-of18 shooting.

Bulls 111, Hornets 110

CHICAGO — DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points and Chicago beat shorthande­d Charlotte for its third straight victory following a five-game skid.

Nikola Vucevic had 20 and 11 rebounds for the Bulls and and Coby White added 19 points.

Gordon Hayward scored 27 points for Charlotte, and Terry Rozier had 25.

Cavaliers 121, Magic 111

CLEVELAND — Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points, Darius Garland added 26 and Cleveland overcame Paolo Banchero’s 42-point night to beat Orlando.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft, Banchero went 16 of 26 from the field for Orlando, which lost for just the second time in 11 games.

Warriors 110, Trail Blazers 106

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry overcame a slow start to score 31 points, Jonathan Kuminga dazzled off the bench for 13 points and Golden State rallied to beat Portland.

Kuminga dunked on a pretty alley-oop from Draymond Green with 1:03 left and made all six of his field goals. Kuminga also stole the ball from Toumani Camara with 29 seconds to go and his team ahead 105-104, leading to a 3 by Curry.

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