Joel Embiid scored a career-high 50 factors to associate with 17 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked photographs on Friday night time to carry the host Philadelphia 76ers previous the Chicago Bulls 112-105.
Friday night time’s NBA outcomes
|Utah Jazz 112 – 116 Los Angeles Clippers|
|Chicago Bulls 105 – 112 Philadelphia 76ers|
|Denver Nuggets 120 – 103 Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Phoenix Suns 132 – 114 New Orleans Pelicans|
|Atlanta Hawks 109 – 121 Boston Celtics|
|Golden State Warriors 120 – 124 Orlando Magic|
|Toronto Raptors 86 – 81 Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 85 – 98 Milwaukee Bucks|
|Detroit Pistons 95 – 109 Memphis Grizzlies|
Chicago Bulls 105 – 112 Philadelphia 76ers
Embiid was 17 of 26 from the sector and 15 of 17 from the free-throw line as he surpassed the 49 factors he scored in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks on February 24, 2020.
Tobias Harris added 22 factors, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for the Sixers. Danny Inexperienced contributed 13 factors and Dwight Howard got here off the bench to seize 10 rebounds.
It was Philadelphia’s second win in succession with out Ben Simmons, who sat with a abdomen sickness.
Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 30 factors, Wendell Carter Jr. added 15 and Thad Younger scored 12. Tomas Satoransky, Ryan Arcidiacono and Garrett Temple had 10 apiece for Chicago, which had its two-game profitable streak snapped.
Utah Jazz 112 – 116 Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 factors to steer the Los Angeles Clippers to a 116-112 victory over the visiting Utah Jazz.
Lou Williams scored 19 factors and Marcus Morris chipped in 17 off the bench for the Clippers. Patrick Beverley additionally scored 17. Paul George added 15 factors, six rebounds, and 5 assists.
Los Angeles (22-9) beat the Jazz for the primary time in three conferences this season.
Donovan Mitchell scored 35 factors to steer Utah, who had a nine-game profitable streak snapped. Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 factors and Jordan Clarkson chipped in 19 off the bench. Mike Conley scored 16 factors.
The Jazz (24-6) misplaced for simply the second time of their final 22 video games.
With Leonard and George again in motion, the Clippers set an aggressive tone on each ends of the ground within the first half. They shot 51 % from the ground and held Utah in test on the perimeter.
Los Angeles carved out a double-digit lead within the second quarter, going up 47-33 after Williams and Reggie Jackson hit back-to-back threes to spark a 15-7 run. Jackson additionally assisted back-to-back baskets from Beverley and Serge Ibaka that capped the run.
Utah closed to inside 94-92 on a dunk from Mitchell earlier than the Clippers pulled away for good. Beverley scored 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to cap a 13-2 run that gave Los Angeles a 107-94 lead with 2:28 remaining.
The Jazz lower the deficit to a basket, 112-110, with 13.Zero seconds left on back-to-back 3-pointers from Mitchell. Beverley sealed the win on a pair of free throws with 10.1 seconds remaining.
Denver Nuggets 120 – 103 Cleveland Cavaliers
Jamal Murray scored a career-high 50 factors to carry the visiting Denver Nuggets to a 120-103 victory over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers.
Murray sank 21 of 25 photographs – together with Eight of 10 from 3-point vary – for the Nuggets, who shot a scorching 66.7 % from the ground to assert a 69-50 lead at intermission. Denver did not cool off a lot, ending with 57.5-percent capturing to defeat Cleveland for the second time in 10 days.
Murray’s level whole eclipsed his earlier regular-season profession excessive of 48 factors, set within the Nuggets’ 115-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Nov. 5, 2018. He did rating 50 in two playoff video games in opposition to the Utah Jazz final season.
Michael Porter Jr. scored 21 of his 22 factors within the first half and Nikola Jokic celebrated his 26th birthday by accumulating 16 factors, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Nuggets.
For the Cavs, Collin Sexton scored 23 factors to avenge a season-low four-point efficiency in Cleveland’s 133-95 setback in Denver on Feb. 10.
Jarrett Allen recorded 20 factors and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who noticed their dropping skid prolonged to 9 video games.
Phoenix Suns 132 – 114 New Orleans Pelicans
Devin Booker scored 23 factors and Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton every had a double-double because the visiting Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 132-114.
The Suns trailed by 11 factors on the finish of the third quarter however outscore the Pelicans 41-12 within the fourth quarter to win for the seventh time in eight video games.
Paul had 15 factors and 19 assists, Ayton had 16 factors and 16 rebounds, Jae Crowder scored 20, Frank Kaminsky had 17 and Cameron Johnson scored 13.
Brandon Ingram scored 25, Zion Williamson had 23, Lonzo Ball added 21 and Eric Bledsoe 12 to steer the Pelicans.
Atlanta Hawks 109 – 121 Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker returned from a one-game sabbatical to attain a season-high 28 factors and lead the Boston Celtics to a 121-109 win over the visiting Atlanta Hawks.
Walker sat out the primary of the two-game collection in opposition to Atlanta for load administration of his left knee, a sport the Celtics misplaced. He scored 20 of his factors within the first half on Friday as Boston constructed a 25-point halftime lead.
Walker was a season-high 10-for-16 from the ground, together with 5 3-pointers, and added 5 rebounds, six assists and three steals. He even blocked a shot.
The Celtics led by as many as 27 factors (96-69) within the second half however needed to stand up to an Atlanta comeback that trimmed the result in 9 factors with just below 5 minutes left.
Boston bought 25 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists from Jayson Tatum and 17 factors every from Tristan Thompson and Jaylen Brown. Daniel Thies returned after lacking two video games with a proper index finger sprain and had 14 factors, eight rebounds and three blocks.
Trae Younger led Atlanta with 31 factors and 11 assists. Younger scored 40 in opposition to Boston on Wednesday. Clint Capela had 24 factors, 15 rebounds and 4 blocked photographs, and reserve Solomon Hill added 12 factors.
Boston has received two of its final three. Atlanta has misplaced 5 of its final six video games.
Golden State Warriors 120 – 124 Orlando Magic
Rookie Chuma Okeke buried two key 3-pointers in a late rally that propelled the host Orlando Magic to a 124-120 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic recorded his third profession triple-double with 30 factors, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Evan Fournier had 28 factors and Terrence Ross 24 for the Magic, who blew a 17-point lead earlier than rallying from 13 down within the fourth quarter.
Stephen Curry had 29 factors and 11 assists for the Warriors, who beat the Magic 111-105 on Feb. 11 in San Francisco. Curry had 40 factors in that sport.
Down 106-93 with 8:50 to play, the Magic caught hearth offensively after Fournier and Michael Carter-Williams, neither of whom had performed in final week’s loss, hit 3-pointers.
Golden State retained a 112-106 lead after a Damion Lee 3-pointer with 5:24 to go, however Okeke countered with a trey, and with the Magic having closed inside one, buried one other for a 116-114 benefit the hosts by no means relinquished.
Curry nailed a pair of 3-pointers within the last minute to present Golden State an opportunity, however he misfired on a possible game-tying 27-footer with 3.5 seconds left, permitting the Magic to carry on.
Toronto Raptors 86 – 81 Minnesota Timberwolves
Norman Powell scored 22 of his 31 factors within the first half and the visiting Toronto Raptors gave up an early lead earlier than coming again to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 86-81.
Terence Davis, who didn’t play till the fourth quarter, made a 3-pointer to interrupt a tie with 30.Eight seconds to play. He accomplished the scoring by sinking two free throws with 18.Eight seconds left to complete with 11 factors. He performed all however 24 seconds of the fourth quarter.
The Raptors have received three in a row after dropping 116-112 to the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Fred VanVleet had 12 factors and Pascal Siakam added 10 for Toronto. Karl-Anthony Cities amassed 19 factors and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who’ve misplaced three straight and 7 of their previous eight. Malik Beasley added 13 factors and Jordan McLaughlin had 11.
The Raptors led by as many as 19 factors within the first half, however Minnesota used a 29-13 third quarter to take a six-point lead into the fourth.
The Timberwolves bought the result in eight on a 3-pointer by Jaden McDaniels with 9:28 remaining. The Raptors trimmed the deficit to 2 on a trey by Davis with 7:27 to go.
Minnesota led by six on a layup by Cities with 3:40 left, however VanVleet responded with two free throws 11 seconds later. Powell hit a layup, and Siakam dunked to tie the sport with 1:22 left. Toronto ended the sport on an 11-Zero run.
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 85 – 98 Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 factors and grabbed 19 rebounds because the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 98-85 to snap a five-game dropping streak.
The Bucks have not misplaced six consecutive video games since March 2015, Antetokounmpo’s second 12 months within the league.
Milwaukee’s 98 factors had been its second-lowest of the season, the second night time in a row they had been held underneath 100, however the Bucks made up for it on protection. It was the primary time Milwaukee had held an opponent underneath 90 factors all season.
Antetokounmpo’s rebounding whole was a season excessive, and the Bucks dominated the boards 61-46. Antetokounmpo added eight assists and shot 10 of 20 from the ground.
Khris Middleton scored 20 factors for Milwaukee, and D.J. Augustin added 11. The loss was the third consecutive and the sixth in seven video games for Oklahoma Metropolis.
Luguentz Dort led the Thunder with 17 factors whereas Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14. Roby, Al Horford and Diallo every had 10 factors.
Detroit Pistons 95 – 109 Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant had 29 factors and the Memphis Grizzlies opened up a 21-point lead within the first half and went on to a 109-95 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons.
Jonas Valanciunas powered for 17 factors and 15 rebounds and Kyle Anderson had 16 factors. Brandon Clarke added 12 factors with seven rebounds, and Desmond Bane chipped in 10 factors off the bench for Memphis.
Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks missed the sport due a thigh damage.
Detroit’s Jerami Grant, who scored a career-high 43 in opposition to Chicago on Thursday, was restricted to 16 factors on 5-for-20 capturing. Delon Wright additionally had 16 factors and Josh Jackson tossed in 15 with seven rebounds.
Saddiq Bey added 14 factors and Mason Plumlee posted 10 factors, 15 rebounds and 6 assists but additionally was accountable for six of the Pistons’ 21 turnovers.