The Dallas Morning News

Embiid’s jump shot caps Sixers’ rally


PHILADELPH­IA — Joel Embiid made a fade-away jumper from the foul line with 1.1 seconds left to give the Philadelph­ia 76ers a 120-119 comeback victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Embiid scored 39 points, shaking off a double-team from Jusuf Nurkic and Damian Lillard on the winner. The basket gave the Sixers their first lead of the game they trailed by 21 points late in the first half.

Portland’s last-second after a timeout was tipped away on the inbound play, with Lillard’s shot coming after the horn.

James Harden added 19 points for Philadelph­ia despite struggling from the floor. Tyrese

Maxey and Deanthony Melton each had 13 to help the 76ers win their fourth straight game.

Nets 124, Timberwolv­es 123 (OT): In Minneapoli­s, Mikal Bridges scored 34 points, former Maverick Spencer Dinwiddie came up with a final stop and Brooklyn outlasted Minnesota in overtime.

Dinwiddie blocked Mike Conley’s 3-point attempt as time expired to give the Nets their fourth victory in five outings.

Hawks 114, Wizards 107: In Washington, Trae Young scored 28 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:17 remaining that helped Atlanta hold off Washington.

The Hawks won in Washington for the second time in three days in what could be a preview of a play-in round matchup in the Eastern Conference.

Spurs 128, Nuggets 120: In San Antonio, Keldon Johnson scored 23 points and the Spurs overcame 37 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists by Nikola Jokic to stun Denver.

Doug Mcdermott added 20 points and Jeremy Sochan had 19 points for San Antonio, which shot 54% in a balanced effort with its entire roster available for one of only a few times in an injury-riddled season.

It was Jokic’s 26th tripledoub­le in what could be his third straight MVP season.

Jamal Murray added 24 points for Denver, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. The Nuggets maintained the Western Conference’s best record at 46-21, but fell 21⁄2 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the league’s best record.

Heat 119, Cavaliers 115: In Miami, Jimmy Butler scored 33 points, Tyler Herro added 25 and the Heat rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit.

Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 42 points for Cleveland.

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