Drummond posts double-double in Pistons win over 76ers
DETROIT (AP) Andre Drummond had 10 points and 13 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 97-76.
Tobias Harris scored a game-high 18 for the Pistons to go along with six rebounds, two assists and one steal. Detroit improved to 2-2.
The 76ers (1-5) may have lost, but coach Brett Brown had good news about two of their young players. Brown said Joel Embiid could play both games of back-to-backs once the season begins despite missing the last two seasons because of a broken right foot and being on a preseason minutes restriction. Embiid scored a team-high 15 and grabbed five rebounds, but had seven turnovers.
Jahlil Okafor had surgery for a meniscus tear in March and has not played in the preseason, but Brown said he should be ready for the season opener on October 26.
KINGS 124, WIZARDS 119
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points and had five rebounds and six assists in the Kings (3-2) victory. Point guard Darren Collison finished with 22 points on 7 for 11 shooting and added eight assists.
Seven different Wizards players scored in double figures, led by Andrew Nicholson's 19 points. Trey Burke chipped in 14 points and 10 assists in the loss.
TIMBERWOLVES 101, HEAT 96
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points on 9 for 16 shooting and the Timberwolves (3-1) continued their strong preseason. Reigning rookie of the year Karl-Anthony Towns posted 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Keith Benson led Miami (3-2) with 14 points, but the Heat (3-2) were outrebounded by 15.
CELTICS 119, KNICKS 107
NEW YORK – R.J Hunter scored 17 points in 15 minutes off the bench as the Celtics (4-1) shot a blistering 58.9 percent from the field. Avery Bradley finished with 15 on 7 for 9 shooting.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored a team-high 18 for the Knicks while Carmelo Anthony added 15. New York (2-2) outrebounded Boston 47-29.