Sixers top Hornets in overtime
Joel Embiid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to help the 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets, 133-132, in overtime last night in Philadelphia.
The Hornets fought back from a 21-point deficit and led by five with 1:18 remaining in regulation before the Sixers forced extra time.
Kemba Walker scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter for the Hornets.
Embiid also had 18 rebounds, and hit a tying 3 with 34.4 seconds to go. The Hornets committed a shot-clock violation with time winding down in regulation, missing an opportunity.
Ben Simmons had 22 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds for the 76ers.
Magic 117, Wizards 108 — Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds and D.J. Augustin came up with big plays in the final two minutes to help host Orlando beat Washington.
Augustin had six points, an assist and a steal after Washington cut a 25-point deficit to one at 106-105 with 2:30 remaining.
Aaron Gordon added 20 points for Orlando, which shot 51 percent in beating Washington for only the fourth time in their last 21 meetings. Evan Fournier and rookie Mo Bamba had 15 points each, and Augustin finished with 11.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 27 points, and Wall had 19 points and 12 assists. Washington fell to 2-9.
Pacers 110, Heat 102 — Victor Oladipo had 22 points and 10 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic put Indiana ahead to stay on a 3-pointer with just under a minute remaining to beat host Miami.
Pistons 124, Hawks 109 — Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Stanley Johnson added a seasonhigh 22 points and visiting Detroit beat Atlanta.
Elsewhere in the NBA — Stephen Curry has a mild to moderate left groin strain and will miss Golden State’s home game tonight against Brooklyn in Oakland, Calif.
Curry underwent an MRI exam yesterday but the Warriors will wait a few days to fully determine the severity of the injury. Coach Steve Kerr said it doesn’t appear to be significant.
The two-time NBA MVP was hurt midway through the third quarter of Thursday night’s 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Eric Bledsoe’s shot in transition at the 6:50 mark of the third . ...
Nuggets forward Will Barton is starting to take a few shots as he recovers from surgery to fix core and hip muscle injuries. There is no timetable for his return. Barton said yesterday he’s “getting stronger every day.”
The 27-year-old Barton was carted off the floor on Oct. 20 against Phoenix after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket . ...
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who already have the worst record in the NBA at 1-10, will be without yet another starter tonight in Chicago after forward Cedi Osman was ruled out with back spasms.
He’s the latest Cavs player to join an injury list that includes All-Star forward Kevin Love, point guard George
Hill and Sam Dekker, who began the season as a reserve but moved into the starting lineup because of all the injuries.