NBA roundup: Redick stars as new-look 76ers dump Nuggets
JJ Redick scored 34 points to lift the new-look Philadelphia 76ers past the visiting Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday.
Redick's 11th career game with at least 30 points helped the Sixers win in
their first game since making a blockbuster deal with the Los Angeles Clippers
before the Thursday trade deadline.
Jimmy Butler added 22 points, and newly acquired Tobias Harris had 14. Joel
Embiid had 15 points and 12 rebounds for his league-leading 45th double-double
of the season. The Sixers snapped a two-game skid on a night where they
retired Moses Malone's No. 2 jersey.
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for
his 11th triple-double of the season. Jamal Murray added 23 points, but Denver
dropped its third in a row.
Wizards 119, Cavaliers 106
Bobby Portis scored 30 points in his debut with Washington, which beat
visiting Cleveland to end a three-game losing streak.
Obtained along with Jabari Parker in a trade with the Chicago Bulls for Otto
Porter Jr. earlier this week, Portis made 12 of 18 field-goal attempts.
Bradley Beal had 25 points and 13 assists for Washington. Parker had seven
points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 23 minutes.
Collin Sexton scored 27 points and Jordan Clarkson added 24 for the Cavaliers,
who have lost three straight and 21 of 24. Forward Kevin Love returned after
missing 50 games because of a left foot injury. He started the game and played
six minutes in his first action since Oct. 24, scoring four points.
Pistons 120, Knicks 103
Andre Drummond collected 29 points and 20 rebounds, and Blake Griffin had 26
points as host Detroit handed New York its 15th consecutive loss.
Drummond overcame early foul trouble to shoot 12-for-15 from the field while
Griffin recorded the same numbers from the free-throw line for the Pistons,
who scored a season-high 41 points in the first quarter. Detroit won for the
fourth time in five games and produced its sixth straight victory versus New
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 of his career-high 31 points in the first half for
the NBA-worst Knicks, who have dropped 23 of their past 24 games overall.
Smith shot 9-for-15 from the field and added a team-high eight assists.
Bulls 125, Nets 106
Lauri Markkanen collected 31 points and 18 rebounds for his 10th double-double
of the season and fifth in six games as visiting Chicago led most of the way
in beating Brooklyn.
Markkanen's third straight 30-point showing helped the Bulls snap a six-game
losing streak to the Nets and also win for the third time in 19 games since
Dec. 30. Otto Porter Jr. helped the Bulls stretch the floor by contributing 18
points and hitting four 3-pointers in his team debut after being acquired from
Washington on Wednesday.
D'Angelo Russell scored 23 points for the Nets, who lost for the fourth time
in five games.
--Field Level Media