Six­ers es­cape New York

Sim­mons helps Philadel­phia edge the Knicks.

The Times-Tribune - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK — Ben Sim­mons fell an as­sist short of a triple-dou­ble with 20 points and 22 re­bounds, Joel Em­biid scored 26 points and the Philadel­phia 76ers es­caped with a 108-105 vic­tory over the New York Knicks on Sun­day.

New York’s Em­manuel Mu­diay missed a po­ten­tial game-ty­ing 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the game into over­time.

JJ Red­dick had 22 points for the 76ers, who ended a two-game skid. Philadel­phia sur­vived a scare after lead­ing by as many as 24 points late in sec­ond quar­ter be­fore New York charged back.

It was Philadel­phia’s sev­enth straight win over the Knicks.

Kevin Knox scored 31 points for the New York, who have lost four straight and 19 of their last 22.

Magic 116, Rock­ets 109

At Or­lando, Fla., Nikola Vuce­vic and Aaron Gor­don each scored 22 points and the Magic took ad­van­tage of James Har­den’s aw­ful 3-point shoot­ing to beat Hous­ton.

Har­den scored 38 points to push his run of 30-point games to 16, but was 1 of 17 from 3-point range and 11 of 32 over­all from the field.

War­riors 119, Mav­er­icks 114

At Dal­las, Stephen Curry scored 48 points, mak­ing 11 3-point­ers, and Golden State held off the Mav­er­icks.

Rap­tors 140, Wizards 138, 2OT

At Wash­ing­ton, Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time and Toronto out­lasted the Wizards for its fifth straight vic­tory.

Kawhi Leonard led Toronto with 41 points and 11 re­bounds. Bradley Beal had his sec­ond triple-dou­ble of the sea­son for Wash­ing­ton, fin­ish­ing with sea­son highs of 43 points and 15 re­bounds and adding 10 as­sists.

Bucks 133, Hawks 114

At At­lanta, Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 33 points, Eric Bled­soe added 24 points and 10 as­sists, and Mil­wau­kee won in coach Mike Bu­den­holzer’s re­turn to At­lanta.

Nuggets 116, Trail Blaz­ers 113

At Den­ver, Nikola Jo­kic scored a sea­son-high 40 points, Ja­mal Mur­ray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and the Nuggets beat Port­land.

Cava­liers 101, Lak­ers 95

At Los An­ge­les, Cedi Os­man scored 20 points, Collin Sex­ton added 17 and the Cava­liers ended a 12-game los­ing streak.

Kyle Kuzma had 29 points and nine re­bounds for the Lak­ers, who have lost two straight and five of their past seven.


JJ Redick of the 76ers tries to draw a foul as the Knicks’ Em­manuel Mu­diay shoots dur­ing the sec­ond half Sun­day. The 76ers won, 108-105.

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