Six­ers up­end Detroit

Em­biid rests; Philly pre­vails

The Republican Herald - - SPORTS - BY NOAH TRISTER

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.

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