New-look Philadelphia 76ers beat Denver Nuggets 117-110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night.
Tobias Harris had 14 points and eight rebounds in his first game for Philadelphia and Joel Embiid added 15 points and 12 rebounds despite playing with stomach flu.
Nikola Jokic led Denver with 27 points and Jamal Murray had 23. The Nuggets were missing Gary Harris and Paul Millsap.
The Sixers made a flurry of moves before Thursday’s trade deadline, acquiring Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott from the Clippers, James Ennis from Houston and Jonathon Simmons from Orlando.
PISTONS 120, KNICKS 103
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds and Detroit handed New York its 15th straight loss.
Blake Griffin scored 26 points for the Pistons, who traded Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in deadline deals but kept enough of their top players to make a postseason berth still plausible.
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 31 points for the Knicks. They have lost 28 of their last 30.
WIZARDS 119, CAVALIERS 106
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 30 points in Washington debut, Bradley Beal added 25 points and 12 assists, and the Wizards beat Cleveland.
Portis was acquired along with Jabari Parker on Thursday in a trade that sent Otto Porter Jr. to Chicago.
Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 27 points. Kevin Love returned after missing 50 games following left foot surgery. He started and played the first six minutes, scoring four points. Cleveland has lost 21 of 24.
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