Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey scored 31 factors apiece because the Philadelphia 76ers received their eighth straight sport, beating the short-handed Indiana Pacers 141-121 on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Embiid contributed seven rebounds and 7 assists, Tobias Harris scored 24 factors and De’Anthony Melton had 14 factors and 6 steals for Philadelphia, which accomplished a four-game season sequence sweep of the Pacers.
Aaron Nesmith led Indiana with a career-high 25 factors. Andrew Nembhard scored 22 factors, Myles Turner added 20 and Buddy Hield, Jordan Nwora and Jalen Smith had 13 apiece for the Pacers, who misplaced regardless of capturing 51.7 p.c from the sector.
The Sixers stretched their result in 125-105 on Maxey’s trey with 7:14 remaining and maintained a double-digit lead all through the fourth quarter. Maxey was 12 of 18 from the sector and 5 of 9 from 3-point vary.
Jazz 118, Celtics 117
Lauri Markkanen scored 28 factors with 10 rebounds, and Utah rallied late to take a victory over Boston in Salt Lake Metropolis.
Jaylen Brown topped Boston with 25 factors and Grant Williams scored 23, however his last-second game-winning try close to the rim was blocked by rookie Walker Kessler. Kessler completed with 12 factors, 14 rebounds and three blocks.
Boston led by as many as 19 factors and was up by six with 2:31 left to play after a 3-pointer by Williams, who hit 7 of 12 photographs from deep. However the Jazz, enjoying their first sport since Monday, returned after a six-game highway journey and rallied previous the road-weary Celtics. It was Boston’s third sport in 4 nights. Regardless of the loss, the Celtics nonetheless managed to clinch a playoff spot as a result of a loss by the Miami Warmth earlier Saturday.
Kings 132, Wizards 118
Domantas Sabonis collected 30 factors, 10 assists and 9 rebounds to carry streaking Sacramento to a victory over host Washington.
Sabonis made 10 of 12 photographs from each the ground and the free-throw line to ship the Kings to their eleventh win of their final 13 contests total and thirteenth of their final 17 on the highway. Terence Davis scored 21 factors, Keegan Murray had 19 and Malik Monk added 17 for the Kings, who shot a sturdy 55.8 p.c from the ground (48 of 86) and 59.5 p.c from 3-point vary (22 of 37).
Wizards ahead Kyle Kuzma made 12 of 23 photographs to complete with 33 factors. He erupted for 32 factors, 9 rebounds and 5 assists within the earlier assembly with the Kings. Bradley Beal added 20 factors for Washington, which fell for the seventh time in 9 video games regardless of capturing 45.1 p.c from the ground.
Knicks 116, Nuggets 110
Jalen Brunson scored 24 factors, RJ Barrett had 21 and host New York beat Denver.
Julius Randle scored 20 factors and Josh Hart added 13 for the Knicks, who’ve received three straight to solidify their spot among the many high six groups within the Jap Convention. Jamal Murray scored 25 factors and Nikola Jokic had 24 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists because the Nuggets misplaced for the fifth time of their previous six video games but nonetheless sit atop the Western Convention.
Randle hit two buckets and Brunson a floater round a layup by Jokic to provide the Knicks the lead at 112-110. Each groups had empty possessions and Brunson made two free throws with 43.4 seconds left to extend New York’s result in 4. Jokic missed a 3-pointer and Brunson fed Mitchell Robinson for an alley-oop to seal it.
Magic 113, Clippers 108
Wendell Carter Jr. scored 27 factors and grabbed 12 rebounds, Markelle Fultz added a team-high 28 factors and Orlando dominated the fourth quarter en path to a defeat of host Los Angeles.
After sputtering by a 17-point third quarter wherein Los Angeles surged forward to an eight-point lead, the Magic appeared headed for a 3rd straight loss. Nevertheless, a 39-26 fourth quarter flipped the competition round. Orlando shot 15 of 25 within the interval.
Los Angeles performed with out Kawhi Leonard for the primary time since its final loss, a March 3 defeat at Sacramento. Leonard scored 30-plus factors in three of the Clippers’ 4 straight wins previous Saturday’s defeat. Paul George took up the slack, scoring a game-high 30 factors. Ivica Zubac added 16 factors and 16 rebounds.
Raptors 122, Timberwolves 107
Pascal Siakam had 27 factors and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 28 factors and Toronto defeated visiting Minnesota.
Jakob Poeltl added 14 factors and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who’ve received three in a row total and 7 straight at dwelling. Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 factors off the bench for Toronto. O.G. Anunoby scored 15 factors and Scottie Barnes contributed 10.
Anthony Edwards (proper ankle sprain) didn’t play for the Timberwolves, who’ve misplaced three in a row. Edwards was injured Friday evening in a double-overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. Naz Reid scored 22 factors for the Timberwolves, and Rudy Gobert added 14 factors and 12 rebounds.
Bulls 113, Warmth 99
One evening after pulling out a double-overtime thriller, Chicago rotated and scored a win over visiting Miami, its fourth victory within the final 5 video games.
DeMar DeRozan led the best way with 24 factors on 10-of-15 capturing from the ground. He additionally dished 10 assists and contributed on protection with three steals. Zach LaVine complemented DeRozan’s season-high 49 factors on Friday with 39. His output Saturday was decrease, however he was once more second to DeRozan with 18 factors.
Jimmy Butler led the Warmth with 24 factors, Bam Adebayo added 23 and Max Strus scored 20 factors off the bench. Herro completed with 15 factors, but in addition dedicated six turnovers within the loss.
Grizzlies 133, Warriors 119
Jaren Jackson Jr. matched his season excessive of 31 factors and contributed seven rebounds and 4 blocked photographs as Memphis despatched visiting Golden State to its eleventh straight highway loss.
Desmond Bane scored 26 factors and Dillon Brooks added 18 for the Grizzlies, who remained tied for second within the Western Convention with the Sacramento Kings. Tyus Jones matched his profession better of 14 assists whereas scoring 13 factors with out a turnover for Memphis.
Jonathan Kuminga scored 24 factors and Jordan Poole added 21 for the Warriors, who misplaced their third straight sport and maintain the primary play-in spot within the West. Golden State’s Stephen Curry had simply 16 factors on 5-of-15 capturing, and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson had 14 on 6-of-17 capturing.