Sixers escape New York
Simmons helps Philadelphia edge the Knicks.
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.