Irving scores 29 points in 3 quarters, Celtics rout Cavs
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 29 points in the first three quarters and the Boston Celtics topped their season scoring high for the second straight game, routing the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-95 on Friday night.
Marcus Morris added 15 points, Jayson Tatum had 13, and Aron Baynes finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Boston took over in the third quarter, making 6 of 8 3-pointers and outscoring Cleveland 39-20.
Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland.
76ERS 123, WIZARDS 98
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 16 points and 15 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 13 points and 10 assists and both Philadelphia stars sat for the final quarter and a half.
T.J. McConnell scored 15 points to help the 76ers win their third in a row and seventh in the last eight. They improved to 12-1 at home. Bradley Beal had 19 points for short-handed Washinton.
PISTONS 107, BULLS 88
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 19 rebounds and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Detroit rout Chicago for its fourth straight victory.
Reggie Jackson added 20 points for the Pistons. Wendall Carter scored a career-high 28 points for the Bulls. They have lost five in a row.
JAZZ 119, HORNETS 111
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Utah Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off Charlotte.
Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in his first game in his second stint with the Jazz. He was acquired from Cleveland on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver’s former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah. Jeremy Lamb had 24 points for the Hornets.