NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 34 factors and the Philadelphia 76ers spoiled Kevin Durant’s return to the lineup by beating the Brooklyn Nets 110-102 on Thursday night time.
Durant had 33 factors in his first sport in two weeks, having missed three video games in well being and security protocols. He picked up proper the place he left off, having averaged 39.7 factors within the three video games earlier than that.
But Embiid transformed a tiebreaking three-point play with 3:14 remaining, and Tyrese Maxey and Seth Curry hit 3-pointers to ship the 76ers to their third straight victory.
Embiid clinched it with a comply with shot whereas being fouled. He and Durant then each acquired technical fouls and the middle was jawing with the Nets as the sport ended, waving his arm to ship them off the ground.
James Harden had 33 factors, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for the Nets, persevering with his sturdy stretch since getting back from a three-game absence in well being and security protocols.
Maxey added 5 3-pointers and 25 factors, whereas Curry scored 17 factors for the 76ers, They have been led by assistant coach Dan Burke after Doc Rivers was positioned in well being and security protocols earlier Thursday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 factors, Jrue Holiday had 25 and Khris Middleton 22 to assist Milwaukee beat Orlando for its fifth straight victory.
Antetokounmpo additionally has 12 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins had 15 factors off the bench for the Bucks.
Franz Wagner scored 20 factors for Orlando.
WIZARDS 110, CAVALIERS 93
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal had 29 factors and 10 assists in his return from the NBA’s well being and security protocols and Washington beat Cleveland.
Beal, in his first sport motion in 12 days, shot 13 of 23 from the ground in 34 minutes. Washington (18-17) averted falling under .500 for the primary time this season. Kyle Kuzma had 25 factors and 10 rebounds for Washington.
Kevin Love had 24 factors and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.
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