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NBA roundup: Sixers shake Nets, spoil Ben Simmons’ return

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November 23 – Tobias Harris shook off a minor ankle scare early within the third quarter to attain a season-high 24 factors because the short-handed 76ers beat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 115-106 on Tuesday night time in Ben Simmons’ return to Philadelphia.

Harris, who had missed the earlier two video games with a sore left hip, appeared to get injured once more when he grabbed his proper ankle in ache within the opening minute of the third after colliding with Kevin Durant beneath the rim after lacking a brief jumper. After getting the ankle taped up, Harris scored 18 of his 24 factors. He hit 10 of 21 pictures because the Sixers shot 43.4 p.c and survived permitting 55 p.c.

Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 23 factors, however Durant completed with 20 — held beneath 25 for the primary time this season. Nic Claxton added 12 whereas Simmons collected 11 factors and 11 assists whereas listening to boos all through the night time.

Consecutive putbacks by Paul Reed and De’Anthony Melton opened a 96-87 lead with 8:10 remaining. Harris then made an open 3 for a 99-89 lead when Durant hesitated on a defensive change just a little over a minute later. Three straight hoops by Shake Milton gave Philadelphia a 111-97 lead with 3:08 left, prompting the Nets to empty their bench.

Kings 113, Grizzlies 109

De’Aaron Fox continued his sizzling taking pictures with a team-high 32 factors, Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter aided in a 3-point barrage with 4 apiece and Sacramento gained its seventh straight sport, beating host Memphis.

Ja Morant returned from an ankle damage to place up a game-high 34 factors for the Grizzlies, who misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games. Sabonis led the Kings in rebounds (13) and assists (eight) whereas including 9 factors. Barnes completed with 26 factors, Huerter 18, Malik Monk 14 and Chimezie Metu 10.

Down three, Memphis had an opportunity to tie when Morant was fouled on a 3-point shot try with 1.7 seconds remaining. However he misfired on his first strive, then deliberately missed his third try, after which Fox accomplished the scoring with two foul pictures of his personal.

Pistons 110, Nuggets 108

Bojan Bogdanovic had 22 factors and 9 rebounds, Alec Burks scored 21 and visiting Detroit ended a seven-game dropping streak with a win over Denver.

Kevin Knox II had 17 factors and Marvin Bagley III scored 14 for Detroit, which improved to 1-10 on the highway this season. The Pistons performed with out Cade Cunningham (left shin soreness) for the seventh straight sport, and Saddiq Bey (sprained proper ankle) missed his second in a row.

Denver’s Nikola Jokic had 31 factors, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in his return from a three-game absence brought on by the NBA’s well being and security protocols. Michael Porter Jr. scored 18 factors, Aaron Gordon had 17 after lacking three video games on account of an sickness, Bruce Brown completed with 11 and Jamal Murray and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 every.

Suns 115, Lakers 105

Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges scored 25 factors apiece to assist Phoenix publish a victory over road-challenged Los Angeles.

Duane Washington Jr. scored 15 factors and Deandre Ayton added 14 factors and 15 rebounds for Phoenix, whereas Anthony Davis had 37 factors, 5 blocked pictures and season bests of 21 rebounds and 5 steals for the Lakers. Davis is the third Laker to attain 30 or extra factors and seize 15 or extra rebounds in 4 straight video games, becoming a member of Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O’Neal.

Pressure was evident down the stretch after an incident with 3:55 remaining wherein the Lakers’ Patrick Beverley was ejected. Booker was referred to as for a flagrant foul 1 for hitting Austin Reaves within the face whereas contesting his shot and knocking him to the bottom. Ayton stood over Reaves and stated one thing, and Beverley got here charging from behind and delivered a tough physique examine into Ayton’s left facet.

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