Sixers upend Detroit
Embiid rests; Philly prevails
DETROIT — Jimmy Butler scored 38 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence Friday night, rallying from a 15- point third- quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 117- 111.
Blake Griffin had 31 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, but the Pistons squandered their big thirdquarter lead, as well as a sixpoint advantage in the fourth. The 76ers rested Embiid, who missed his first game of the season, but Detroit couldn’t take advantage of the big man’s absence.
Butler, who also scored 38 points in a loss at Toronto on Wednesday night, had 26 in the second half Friday.
The Pistons led 71- 56 in the third before Philadelphia went on a 22- 5 run to take the lead. Detroit was up 98- 92 in the fourth, but the 76ers went on a 16- 2 tear to take control.
The Pistons were up 10097 when Detroit coach Dwane Casey received a technical foul arguing a foul call.
JJ Redick made the free throw, and then added a 3- pointer to put Philadelphia ahead to stay. The 76ers then ran off another seven points in a row.
Griffin received a technical of his own in the last couple minutes of the game.
Detroit is missing Reggie Bullock ( left ankle sprain) and Ish Smith ( right adductor tear), and Stanley Johnson ( sore left knee) was a late scratch. In addition to Embiid, the 76ers were also without Markelle Fultz ( thoracic outlet syndrome), Justin
Patton ( right foot surgery) and Zhaire Smith ( left foot fracture).
76ers: Redick, Ben Simmons and Mike Muscala had 18 points apiece.
Pistons: Griffin made 17 free throws in 24 attempts — both career highs. ... Andre Drummond scored 21 points and Reggie Jackson added 13. ... Detroit was 1 for 13 from 3- point range in the second half.
76ers: Host Detroit on Monday night.
Pistons: Host New Orleans on Sunday.
Nets 106, Raptors 105
NEW YORK — D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and t he Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight- game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors.
Brooklyn picked the most unlikely way to end its skid, snapping a 12- game slide against Toronto with its first victory over the Raptors since April 3, 2015.
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points for the Raptors, but Toronto couldn’t get a look for him on its final possession and had to settle for Fred VanVleet’s 3- pointer that just missed.
Kings 129, Cavs 110
CLEVELAND — De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 assists, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Buddy Hield added 25 points for the Kings, who led by as many as 25 after the game was tied at 66 at halftime. Marvin Bagley III scored 17 points on 8- for- 9 shooting after missing two games due to back spasms.
Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points for Cleveland, and rookie point guard Collin Sexton had 23.
The Cavaliers agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that puts Matthew Dellavedova back in Cleveland along with forward John Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021.
The Bucks will acquire veteran point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker from the Cavs, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Hornets 113 Nuggets 107
CHARLOTTE, N. C .— Kemba Walker had 21 points, eight assist sand six rebounds, fellow point guard Tony Parker added 19 points off the bench and the Charlotte Hornets snapped the Denver Nuggets’ seven- game win streak.
Marvin Williams chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who ended a three- game losing streak.
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 20 points.
Pacers 112, Magic 90
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic.
Thaddeus Young had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Tyreke Evans scored 11 points for Indiana. The Pacers have beaten the Magic eight straight times and 15 of the last 16 meetings.
Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Grizzlies 107 Pelicans 103
NEW ORLEANS— JaMychal Green scored 24 points in a reserve role, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans.
Kyle Anderson scored 19 points, including a key free throw for a four- point lead in the final seconds for the Grizzlies.
Julius Randle had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Davis added 25 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Pelicans.