Embiid has 39 points, 13 rebounds to help 76ers beat Nets
The game matched teams that would’ve met in the first round of the playoffs had the postseason started Thursday. The 76ers have a strong hold on the No. 3 seed in the East with seven games remaining, and they moved three games ahead of idle Indiana.
MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double, Dwyane Wade capped the win with a steal and score in the final seconds and Miami beat Dallas to move back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Dragic outdueled Luka Doncic in the first head-to-head meeting between the only two Slovenians currently in the NBA, and Miami moved past Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East race.
Doncic scored 19 points for the Mavericks, but missed 12 of his 18 shots.
Antetokounmpo went to the floor and held his right ankle after dunking with 7:46 left, and he immediately went to the bench and didn’t return. He missed two games last week with a sprain to the same ankle.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 38 points and Houston used a 40-point second quarter to rout Denver.
Clint Capela had 13 points and 11 rebounds by halftime and finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds
Jamal Murray had 20 points for Denver. The Nuggets dropped a game behind Golden State for the Western Conference lead with their second loss in three games.
Collin Sexton had 24 points for Cleveland, Kevin Love added 18 and the lowly Cavaliers nearly put a damper on the emotional night.
Ginobili became the ninth Spurs player to have his No. 20 retired, joining fellow Big Three teammate Tim Duncan as the most recently honored. The Argentine star spent his entire 16-year NBA career with San Antonio, winning four championships.
Buddy Hield scored 27 points for the Kings, but his 3-point attempt for the tie in the final seconds rimmed out to New Orleans center Christian Wood, sending the Kingsto a loss that put them on the brink of mathematical elimination from playoff contention.
Wood, playing in just his third game for New Orleans since being waived by Milwaukee, had 25 points, nine rebounds and three steals. De’Aaron Fox had 25 points and 12 assists for the Kings.
Toronto rested Kawhi Leonard, just as it did in its 128-92 victory at home March 18. Rookie Mitchell Robinson had season highs of 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Knicks.
- Brooklyn Nets
- Detroit Pistons
- Joel Embiid
- Milwaukee Bucks
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Sacramento Kings
- San Antonio Spurs