NBA recap: Sixers slip previous Warmth in OT
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Joel Embiid scored 35 of his 45 points in the second half and overtime to knock the hosts Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 137-134 on Tuesday.
Embiid was 13 of 13 off the free throw line, including two with 8.9 seconds in overtime, along with 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists. Danny Green set a franchise record with nine 3-pointers on the way to 29 points and added 10 rebounds when the Sixers suffered a three game loss.
Tyler Herro led the Heat with 34 points, Duncan Robinson added 26 and Gabe Vincent had a career high of 24. Precious Achiuwa contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk had 15 points.
Both teams were left without a number of key players due to health and safety protocols, including the Sixers Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, Shake Milton and Matisse Thybulle, as well as Heat's Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn.
Brooklyn Nets 122 – Denver Nuggets 116
Kevin Durant scored 34 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds as Brooklyn overcame an 18-point deficit and beat Denver in New York.
Caris LeVert added 20 points and Bruce Brown contributed six of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a 10-foot baseline that started a 113-113 deadlock at 1:44. Joe Harris contributed 15 points for the nets, which shot 60.8 percent in their fourth straight game without Kyrie Irving (personal reasons).
Nikola Jokic collected 23 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals for the Nuggets, who scored 61-37 points in the last 21 minutes. Will Barton hit six 3-points adding 22 points while Jamal Murray added 20 for the nuggets, which shot a total of 50 percent.
Los Angeles Lakers 117 – Houston Rockets 100
LeBron James scored 22 of his 26 strong game points in the first half, and Los Angeles scored their second runaway win over the Rockets in as many games, winning in Houston.
The Lakers ran wire to wire while staying perfect on the road, combining stingy defense with blistering perimeter shooting in the first quarter to build a 35-14 lead in the second quarter. James made 4 of 9 3-pointers, adding eight rebounds and five assists. Five other Lakers joined James in double digits. Anthony Davis scored 19 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in just 29 minutes.
Christian Wood combined 18 points with eight rebounds, while James Harden added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Houston. The Rockets continued their poor shooting from depth, finishing 12 of 40 on 3-point attempts, while shooting only 39.2 percent overall. Harden missed 5 out of 6 Treys for a total of 5 out of 16.
Utah Jazz 117 – Cleveland Cavaliers 87
Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Utah defeat Cleveland.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points for jazz. Georges Niang added 14 points from the bench after a total of 13 points in his first 10 games of the season. Mike Conley contributed 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Cedi Osman had 17 points, four rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers, who lost their third game in a row and lost seven of their last nine. Isaac Okoro and Damyean Dotson scored 11 points each and Reserve Yogi Ferrell added 10.
San Antonio Spurs 112 – Oklahoma City Thunder 102
Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 points and led San Antonio to victory in Oklahoma City.
San Antonio forced 13 Thunder sales and converted them to 26 points on the other end, while Oklahoma City only scored two points out of four Spurs sales. Keldon Johnson had 18 points for the Spurs and Patty Mills contributed 17. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the thunder with 20 points and went 7 out of 10 off the field. Hamidou Diallo added 16 from the bench for Oklahoma City, which dropped to 0-4 at home.
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