The Gazette, Colorado Springs
76ers 121, Nets 99 New York: Joel Embiid had 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as Philadelphia won. Tyrese Maxey finished with 25 points and 10 assists, and De’anthony Melton scored 21 points on 8-for10 shooting for his fifth straight double-figure scoring game. Suns 140, Jazz 137 (2OT) Salt Lake City: Kevin Durant had 39 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to lead Phoenix to a 140-137 double overtime win. Devin Booker scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime and tallied eight assists for the Suns. . Celtics 102, Grizzlies 100 Memphis, Tenn.: Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, including the winning dunk with 1:01 left, as the Boston held on for the win. Porzingis’ dunk was followed by a flurry of missed shots including a missed 3-pointer by Santi Aldama with 4 seconds left as Boston held on to win its sixth straight. Magic 128, Pacers 116 Indianapolis: Paolo Banchero scored 24 points, Franz Wagner added 19, and the visiting Orlando Magic routed the Indiana Pacers. The Magic, who improved to 6-3 on the road, scored the game’s first 11 points. They had a 42-21 lead after the first quarter and were ahead by as much as 38 in the second quarter. Kings 129, Mavericks 113 Dallas: Domantas Sabonis had 32 points and 13 rebounds, De’aaron Fox scored 30 and Sacramento got its sixth consecutive victory. Keegan Murray added 17 points as all five starters scored in double figures for the Kings, who improved to 3-0 on a six-game road trip, one shy of their longest this season. Thunder 134, Trail Blazers 91 Portland, Ore.: Shai Gilgeous-alexander had 28 points before heading to the bench in the third quarter and Oklahoma City won got its fifth straight win. Rookie Chet Holmgren added 16 points and six rebounds for the Thunder. Lakers 105, Rockets 104 Los Angeles: Lebron James scored a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 1.9 seconds remaining, and Los Angeles held off Houston. It was James’ fifth 30-point game this season. Raptors 142, Pistons 113 Toronto: Pascal Siakam scored 23 points, Scottie Barnes and Dennis Schroder each had 17 and Toronto never trailed, handing the Pistons their 11th consecutive loss. Barnes led Toronto with nine assists as the Raptors recorded a franchise-record 44. Toronto finished with more assists than Detroit had made baskets (39).