NBA roundup: Celts edge Sixers in thriller
Gordon Hayward scored 26 points off the bench to lead the visiting Boston Celtics past the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday in a game full of playoff atmosphere.
Al Horford scored 23 points while Jayson Tatum added 20 points and 10 rebounds
as the Celtics snapped a two-game losing streak. All-Star guard Kyrie Irving
sat out with an injured knee.
Joel Embiid had 23 points and 14 rebounds for his league-leading 47th
double-double, and Jimmy Butler added 22 points and nine rebounds. Ben Simmons
and JJ Redick scored 16 points each.
Marcus Smart threw down a vicious dunk with 23.9 seconds left for a 108-104
Boston advantage, attacking Embiid -- who had five fouls at the time. Trailing
by three with 1.8 seconds left, Butler was unable to release a potential
3-pointer in time. Embiid cursed the referees before ending his postgame press
conference with reporters.
Magic 118, Pelicans 88
Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 17 rebounds as Orlando continued to roll in a
rout at New Orleans.
Vucevic led four Magic players with at least 20 points as Orlando won its
fourth straight game and sixth in its last seven. Evan Fournier scored 22 and
Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon scored 20 each.
Anthony Davis, playing his third game since the trade deadline passed and he
returned from a finger injury, had three points on 1-for-9 shooting and six
rebounds in 24 minutes.
Hawks 117, Lakers 113
John Collins and Trae Young each scored 22 points and helped Atlanta end its
three-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Los Angeles.
The Hawks win offset a triple-double from Los Angeles forward LeBron James,
who had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists. It was his fifth triple-double
of the season.
Atlanta ended a five-game losing streak to the Lakers and defeated Los Angeles
for the first time since March 4, 2016. The victory also ended Atlanta's
five-game home losing streak.
Spurs 108, Grizzlies 107
LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Patty Mills scored a
season-best 22 points as San Antonio halted a season-worst four-game losing
streak with a win at Memphis.
Davis Bertans added 17 points and Rudy Gay recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds and
a season-high eight assists as the Spurs improved to 1-4 on their eight-game
Rodeo Road Trip. DeMar DeRozan scored 12 points, and Marco Belinelli added 11.
Avery Bradley scored a season-best 33 points for Memphis in his second game
since being acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers. Jonas Valanciunas added 23
points on 9-for-11 shooting and collected 10 rebounds in his Grizzlies debut
--Field Level Media