Harris, who had missed the previous two games with a sore left
hip, appeared to get injured again when he grabbed his right
ankle in pain in the opening minute of the third after colliding
with Kevin Durant under the rim after missing a short jumper.
After getting the ankle taped up, Harris scored 18 of his 24
points. He hit 10 of 21 shots as the Sixers shot 43.4 percent
and survived allowing 55 percent.
Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 23 points, but Durant finished
with 20 -- held under 25 for the first time this season. Nic
Claxton added 12 while Simmons collected 11 points and 11
assists while hearing boos throughout the night.
Consecutive putbacks by Paul Reed and De'Anthony Melton opened a
96-87 lead with 8:10 remaining. Harris then made an open 3 for a
99-89 lead when Durant hesitated on a defensive switch a little
over a minute later. Three straight hoops by Shake Milton gave
Philadelphia a 111-97 lead with 3:08 left, prompting the Nets to
empty their bench.
Kings 113, Grizzlies 109
De'Aaron Fox continued his hot shooting with a team-high 32
points, Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter aided in a 3-point
barrage with four apiece and Sacramento won its seventh straight
game, beating host Memphis.
Ja Morant returned from an ankle injury to put up a game-high 34
points for the Grizzlies, who lost for the fourth time in five
games. Sabonis led the Kings in rebounds (13) and assists
(eight) while adding nine points. Barnes finished with 26
points, Huerter 18, Malik Monk 14 and Chimezie Metu 10.
Down three, Memphis had a chance to tie when Morant was fouled
on a 3-point shot attempt with 1.7 seconds remaining. But he
misfired on his first try, then intentionally missed his third
attempt, after which Fox completed the scoring with two foul
shots of his own.
Pistons 110, Nuggets 108
Bojan Bogdanovic had 22 points and nine rebounds, Alec Burks
scored 21 and visiting Detroit ended a seven-game losing streak
with a win over Denver.
Kevin Knox II had 17 points and Marvin Bagley III scored 14 for
Detroit, which improved to 1-10 on the road this season. The
Pistons played without Cade Cunningham (left shin soreness) for
the seventh straight game, and Saddiq Bey (sprained right ankle)
missed his second in a row.
Denver's Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 10 assists and nine
rebounds in his return from a three-game absence caused by the
NBA's health and safety protocols. Michael Porter Jr. scored 18
points, Aaron Gordon had 17 after missing three games due to an
illness, Bruce Brown finished with 11 and Jamal Murray and
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 each.
Suns 115, Lakers 105
Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges scored 25 points apiece to help
Phoenix post a victory over road-challenged Los Angeles.
Duane Washington Jr. scored 15 points and Deandre Ayton added 14
points and 15 rebounds for Phoenix, while Anthony Davis had 37
points, five blocked shots and season bests of 21 rebounds and
five steals for the Lakers. Davis is the third Laker to score 30
or more points and grab 15 or more rebounds in four straight
games, joining Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O'Neal.
Tension was evident down the stretch after an incident with 3:55
remaining in which the Lakers' Patrick Beverley was ejected.
Booker was called for a flagrant foul 1 for hitting Austin
Reaves in the face while contesting his shot and knocking him to
the ground. Ayton stood over Reaves and said something, and
Beverley came charging from behind and delivered a hard
bodycheck into Ayton's left side.
--Field Level Media
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