NBA roundup: Ben Simmons hits milestone in 76ers' win
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[January 15, 2021]
Shake Milton scored a season-high 31 points, Tobias
Harris added 18 and the host Philadelphia 76ers had little trouble
dispatching the depleted Miami Heat 125-108 on Thursday.
Philadelphia's Ben Simmons posted his 30th career triple-double with 10
points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Simmons reached the milestone in
just his 228th career game, as he became the third-fastest in NBA
history -- behind Oscar Robertson (75 games) and Magic Johnson (190) --
to hit the mark.
Tyrese Maxey contributed 15 points and Danny Green and Isaiah Joe had 12
apiece for the Sixers, who also topped the Heat two nights earlier. The
Sixers received a big boost with the return of Milton, Harris and
Matisse Thybulle (eight points, four steals) from COVID-19 contact
Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 22 points, Gabe Vincent added 21 and
Tyler Herro had 17. Precious Achiuwa had 10 points and 11 rebounds for
his second straight double-double.
Indiana Pacers 111 - Portland Trail Blazers 87
Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis combined for 48 points and Indiana
used a 33-10 blitz in the second quarter to take command en route to a
victory at Portland.
Of greater concern for the Trail Blazers, though, was center Jusuf
Nurkic breaking his right wrist. He exited in the third quarter after he
fell, and he didn't come back into the game.
Brogdon logged a game-high 25 points and Sabonis complemented him with
23 as the Pacers, short-handed after trading Victor Oladipo to the
Houston Rockets, won a second straight on the road. Damian Lillard and
CJ McCollum had 22 points apiece for Portland, which had won four in a
row but was playing the second night of a back-to-back set.
Toronto Raptors 111 - Charlotte Hornets 108
Reserve Chris Boucher matched his career best with 25 points and added
10 rebounds as Toronto held off Charlotte at its temporary home at
Kyle Lowry added 16 points and 12 assists as the Raptors won for the
third time in 11 games this season. Fred VanVleet had 17 points for
Toronto and Pascal Siakam added 15.
Terry Rozier scored 22 points for the Hornets and P.J.
Washington added 20 points and 11 rebounds. Devonte' Graham had 15
points, LaMelo Ball had 14 points and 11 assists.
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Portland Trail Blazers
guard CJ McCollum (3) dribbles past Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm
Brogdon (7) in the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit:
Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Nuggets 114 - Golden State Warriors 104
Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, Jamal Murray
added 17 points and nine rebounds and host Denver beat Golden State.
Will Barton had 17 points, JaMychal Green added 15 points and nine
rebounds, Paul Millsap scored 12, Monte Morris had 11 and PJ Dozier
scored 10 points for Denver. The Nuggets were missing two starters,
Michael Porter Jr. (COVID-19) and Gary Harris (personal reasons).
Stephen Curry scored a game-high 35 points and added 11 rebounds,
James Wiseman had 18 points, Andrew Wiggins added 16 and Kelly Oubre
Jr. scored 14 for the Warriors.
Houston Rockets 109 - San Antonio Spurs 105
Christian Wood racked up 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead
short-handed Houston to a surprising win at San Antonio.
The game was Houston's first since it shipped star guard James
Harden to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a four-team trade that was
finalized Thursday morning.
Sterling Brown scored 23 points while Jae'Sean Tate added 13 and P.J.
Tucker scored 10 for Houston. Keldon Johnson scored a career-high 29
points for San Antonio while Lonnie Walker IV added 16.
--Field Level Media
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