EMBIID, SIXERS TOP JAMES, LAKERS
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.