NBA roundup: Mavericks thrash Sixers

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Tim Hardaway Jr. made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lift the visiting Dallas Mavericks past the Philadelphia 76ers, 117-98, on Friday.

Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with three blocked shots as the Mavericks improved to 11-2 on the road. The Mavericks won smoothly despite playing without injured guard Luka Doncic.

Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 33 points and 17 rebounds for his 19th double-double, but they dropped their third in a row. It was also the Sixers’ second consecutive home loss after opening the season with 14 straight wins. Ben Simmons had 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Philadelphia.

Boston Celtics 114 – 93 Detroit Pistons

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum scored 26 points apiece to lead host Boston to its second straight win, a rout of Detroit, which has lost four of five.

Rookie Grant Williams chipped in a season-high 18 points off the bench, and Enes Kanter had 18 rebounds for the Celtics. Kemba Walker was held to two points on 0-for-6 shooting but had 11 assists.

Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Thon Maker scored 15 points for the Pistons, who played without Blake Griffin, Luke Kennard and Christian Wood — all with knee injuries.

Indiana Pacers 119 – 105 Sacramento Kings

T.J. Warren scored 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting to help host Indiana cruise over Sacramento as Myles Turner added 17 points, and Indiana won its fifth straight game and its 13th in the last 16.

Domantas Sabonis contributed 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists, T.J. McConnell recorded 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting and added eight assists while Malcolm Brogdon and Doug McDermott had 13 points apiece.

Richaun Holmes scored 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting and collected nine rebounds for the Kings. Marvin Bagley III added 17 points, and rookie Justin James matched his season high of 14 points.

Golden State Warriors 106 – 102 New Orleans Pelicans

D’Angelo Russell broke a tie by sinking a long jumper with 32.9 seconds remaining before Draymond Green and Damion Lee buried four clutch free throws, allowing Golden State to end a five-game losing streak by beating New Orleans in San Francisco.

Russell’s key hoop occurred just 5 1/2 seconds after Brandon Ingram had dropped in a pair of free throws that allowed the Pelicans, who trailed by as many as 20 points in the first half, to draw even at 100-all.

After Jrue Holiday misfired on a jumper with 29.8 seconds remaining, the Pelicans fouled Green, whose two foul shots created a four-point Golden State lead with 14.3 seconds to go.

Other results

Oklahoma City Thunder 126 – 108 Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers 118 – 103 Orlando Magic

Denver Nuggets 109 – 100 Minnesota Timberwolves

Toronto Raptors 122 – 118 Washington Wizards

Cleveland Cavaliers 114 – 107 Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat 129 – 114 New York Knicks

 

Chidi Nwoke.