Joel Embiid has 41 points, 76ers beat Clippers 122-113
It was Embiid’s sixth game already this season with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds.
Ben Simmons added 14 points and 11 assists, bouncing back nicely from one of his worst games as a pro. Markelle Fultz provided a spark late in the third quarter and finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists while helping Philadelphia improve to 5-0 at home.
Lou Williams scored 26 points for the Clippers, and Danilo Gallinari had 25. Tobias Harris finished with 24 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup after missing one game while in the NBA’s concussion protocol and led Milwaukee with 33 points and 11 rebounds.
Jeremy Lin scored 23 points for the Hawks. They have lost four straight.
Malik Monk and Kemba Walker each had 21 points for the Hornets. They were 11 of 41 from 3-point range.
NUGGETS 110, CAVALIERS 91
CLEVELAND (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 16 and Denver rolled past Cleveland Cavaliers 110-91 on Thursday night.
Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 17 points. The Cavaliers dropped to 1-7. They have split two games under “acting” coach Larry Drew.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 26 points to help Portland beat New Orleans in the first meeting between the teams since the Pelicans swept the Trail Blazers in the first round of last season’s playoffs.
Jusuf Nurkic added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers, who made 18 3-pointers in their third straight win.
New Orleans dropped its fourth consecutive game. The Pelicans were the sixth seed last season when they upset the third-seeded Blazers in the playoffs.
Julius Randle scored 29 points, but Pelicans star Anthony Davis was sidelined by a right elbow sprain. Davis had returned from the injury Wednesday night against Golden State, when he collected 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a 131-121 loss to the Warriors.
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