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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For teams with lackluster records, Monday Night Football turned out to be a thriller. Eli Manning led the New York Giants to a late comeback scoring drive in a 27-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left. The Niners’ bid to score with one tick remaining came up short. The Giants snapped a five-game losing streak and are 2 and 7. San Francisco falls to 2 and 8.
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers added to Miami’s early-season struggles by topping the Heat 124-114. The win came hours after the 76ers finalized a trade with Minnesota to land four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, who was in Philadelphia and not with the club in Miami. Goran Dragic scored 22 points for the Heat, who have dropped three straight, all of them at home.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Ingles scored 19 points, Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz won their third straight, 96-88 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Jazz broke open a close game in the final six minutes with a 14-5 run. Gobert had eight points in the stretch as Utah built its lead to 11 points in the late stages. Derrick Favors and Donovan Mitchell finished with 12 points apiece for Utah. Mike Conley led Memphis with 24 points, while Marc Gasol added 16.
NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots to lead the surging New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored to help Lundqvist get his 437th career win, tying Jacque Plante for seventh place on the NHL’s all-time list. The Rangers improved to 6-0-1 in the last seven.
TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O’Ree and NHL commissioner led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player’s category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women’s star Jayna Hefford and Russian great Alexander Yakushev. Bettman and O’Ree — the NHL’s first black player — went into the Hall as builders.