EM­BIID, SIX­ERS TOP JAMES, LAK­ERS

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

PHILADEL­PHIA» Joel Em­biid had 37 points and 14 re­bounds, To­bias Har­ris scored 22 points in his se­cond game with Philadel­phia and the new-look 76ers beat Le­Bron James and the Lak­ers 143120 on Sun­day.

JJ Redick added 21 points and Jimmy But­ler fin­ished with 15 points in front of a packed crowd that brought a play­of­flike feel to the na­tion­ally tele­vised game. The 76ers have won two straight af­ter ac­quir­ing Har­ris and four oth­ers at Thurs­day’s trade dead­line.

Kyle Kuzma led the Lak­ers with 39 points, and James had 18 points, 10 re­bounds and nine as­sists.

Mav­er­icks 102, Trail Blazers 101.

DAL­LAS» Luka Don­cic scored 28 points, Tim Har­d­away Jr. had 24 and Dal­las erased a 15-point deficit in the fourth quar­ter to beat Port­land.

Don­cic also had nine re­bounds and six as­sists. Damian Lil­lard scored 21 of his 30 points in the last half of the third quar­ter to help the Blazers build a lead that grew to 96-81 early in the fourth.

Kings 117, Suns 104.

CALIF.» Marvin SACRA­MENTO,

Ba­gley III had a ca­reer-high 32 points and six re­bounds and Sacra­mento handed Phoenix its 14th straight loss.

Buddy Hield scored 18 points, De’Aaron Fox had 17 points and nine as­sists, and Ne­manja Bjel­ica added 10 points and eight re­bounds for Sacra­mento.

Devin Booker had 27 points, eight re­bounds and six as­sists in his re­turn from in­jury for Phoenix. The Suns’ los­ing streak is one shy of the fran­chise record set last sea­son.

Magic 124, Hawks 108.

All-star Nikola Vuce­vic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 re­bounds, lead­ing the Magic.

De­spite get­ting into At­lanta at about 2:40 a.m. EST af­ter a 20point vic­tory at East-lead­ing Mil­wau­kee the pre­vi­ous night, Or­lando looked like the fresher team by far in record­ing its third straight vic­tory.

War­riors 120, Heat 118.

Kevin Du­rant scored 39 points, Klay Thomp­son had 29 and Steph Curry 25 for the War­riors, who trailed by 19 points in the first quar­ter and didn’t take the lead for good un­til De­Mar­cus Cousins made two free throws with 5.4 sec­onds left in the game.

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