March 20, 2023

NBA roundup: Philadelphia 76ers roll to 8th straight win

Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey scored 31 issues apiece because the Philadelphia 76ers gained their 8th straight recreation, beating the short-handed Indiana Pacers 141-121 on Saturday in Indianapolis.

 Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) looks to pass the ball while Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard (2) defends in the first quarter at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. (USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia 76ers heart Joel Embiid (21) seems to be to move the ball whilst Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard (2) defends within the first quarter at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. (USA TODAY Sports)

Embiid contributed seven rebounds and 7 assists, Tobias Harris scored 24 issues and De’Anthony Melton had 14 issues and 6 steals for Philadelphia, which finished a four-game season collection sweep of the Pacers.

Aaron Nesmith led Indiana with a career-high 25 issues. Andrew Nembhard scored 22 issues, 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 % from the sector.

The Sixers stretched their lead to 125-105 on Maxey’s trey with 7:14 last and maintained a double-digit lead all through the fourth quarter. Maxey used to be 12 of 18 from the sector and 5 of 9 from 3-point vary.

Jazz 118, Celtics 117

Lauri Markkanen scored 28 issues with 10 rebounds, and Utah rallied past due to take a victory over Boston in Salt Lake City.

Jaylen Brown crowned Boston with 25 issues and Grant Williams scored 23, however his last-second game-winning strive close to the rim used to be blocked via rookie Walker Kessler. Kessler completed with 12 issues, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Boston led via as many as 19 issues and used to be up via six with 2:31 left to play after a 3-pointer via Williams, who hit 7 of 12 pictures from deep. But the Jazz, enjoying their first recreation since Monday, returned after a six-game avenue travel and rallied previous the road-weary Celtics. It used to be Boston’s 3rd recreation in 4 nights. Despite the loss, the Celtics nonetheless controlled to clinch a playoff spot due to a loss via the Miami Heat previous Saturday.

Kings 132, Wizards 118

Domantas Sabonis amassed 30 issues, 10 assists and 9 rebounds to raise streaking Sacramento to a victory over host Washington.

Sabonis made 10 of 12 pictures 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 at the avenue. Terence Davis scored 21 issues, Keegan Murray had 19 and Malik Monk added 17 for the Kings, who shot a strong 55.8 % from the ground (48 of 86) and 59.5 % from 3-point vary (22 of 37).

Wizards ahead Kyle Kuzma made 12 of 23 pictures to end with 33 issues. He erupted for 32 issues, 9 rebounds and 5 assists within the earlier assembly with the Kings. Bradley Beal added 20 issues for Washington, which fell for the 7th time in 9 video games regardless of capturing 45.1 % from the ground.

Knicks 116, Nuggets 110

Jalen Brunson scored 24 issues, RJ Barrett had 21 and host New York beat Denver.

Julius Randle scored 20 issues and Josh Hart added 13 for the Knicks, who’ve gained 3 straight to solidify their spot a number of the best six groups within the Eastern Conference. Jamal Murray scored 25 issues and Nikola Jokic had 24 issues, 10 rebounds and 8 assists because the Nuggets misplaced for the 5th time of their previous six video games but nonetheless sit down atop the Western Conference.

Randle hit two buckets and Brunson a floater round a layup via Jokic to give the Knicks the lead at 112-110. Both groups had empty possessions and Brunson made two loose throws with 43.4 seconds left to build up New York’s lead to 4. Jokic neglected a 3-pointer and Brunson fed Mitchell Robinson for an alley-oop to seal it.

Magic 113, Clippers 108

Wendell Carter Jr. scored 27 issues and grabbed 12 rebounds, Markelle Fultz added a team-high 28 issues and Orlando ruled the fourth quarter en course to a defeat of host Los Angeles.

After sputtering via a 17-point 3rd quarter through which Los Angeles surged forward to an eight-point lead, the Magic seemed headed for a 3rd straight loss. However, a 39-26 fourth quarter flipped the competition round. Orlando shot 15 of 25 within the duration.

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 issues in 3 of the Clippers’ 4 straight wins previous Saturday’s defeat. Paul George took up the slack, scoring a game-high 30 issues. Ivica Zubac added 16 issues and 16 rebounds.

Raptors 122, Timberwolves 107

Pascal Siakam had 27 issues and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 28 issues and Toronto defeated visiting Minnesota.

Jakob Poeltl added 14 issues and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who’ve gained 3 in a row total and 7 straight at house. Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 issues off the bench for Toronto. O.G. Anunoby scored 15 issues and Scottie Barnes contributed 10.

Anthony Edwards (proper ankle sprain) didn’t play for the Timberwolves, who’ve misplaced 3 in a row. Edwards used to be injured Friday evening in a double-overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. Naz Reid scored 22 issues for the Timberwolves, and Rudy Gobert added 14 issues and 12 rebounds.

Bulls 113, Heat 99

One evening after pulling out a double-overtime mystery, Chicago grew to become round and scored a win over visiting Miami, its fourth victory within the final 5 video games.

DeMar DeRozan led the best way with 24 issues on 10-of-15 capturing from the ground. He additionally dished 10 assists and contributed on protection with 3 steals. Zach LaVine complemented DeRozan’s season-high 49 issues on Friday with 39. His output Saturday used to be decrease, however he used to be once more moment to DeRozan with 18 issues.

Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 24 issues, Bam Adebayo added 23 and Max Strus scored 20 issues off the bench. Herro completed with 15 issues, but additionally dedicated six turnovers within the loss.

Grizzlies 133, Warriors 119

Jaren Jackson Jr. matched his season excessive of 31 issues and contributed seven rebounds and 4 blocked pictures as Memphis despatched visiting Golden State to its eleventh straight avenue loss.

Desmond Bane scored 26 issues and Dillon Brooks added 18 for the Grizzlies, who remained tied for moment within the Western Conference with the Sacramento Kings. Tyus Jones matched his profession highest of 14 assists whilst scoring 13 issues with no turnover for Memphis.

Jonathan Kuminga scored 24 issues and Jordan Poole added 21 for the Warriors, who misplaced their 3rd straight recreation and grasp the primary play-in spot within the West. Golden State’s Stephen Curry had simply 16 issues on 5-of-15 capturing, and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson had 14 on 6-of-17 capturing.