PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JJ Redick scored a season-superior 34 details, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the new-appear Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night time.
Tobias Harris had 14 details and eight rebounds in his initially sport for Philadelphia and Joel Embiid extra 15 details and 12 rebounds despite playing with stomach flu.
Nikola Jokic led Denver with 27 details and Jamal Murray had 23. The Nuggets had been lacking Gary Harris and Paul Millsap.
The Sixers made a flurry of moves prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, getting Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott from the Clippers, James Ennis from Houston and Jonathon Simmons from Orlando.
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 29 details and 20 rebounds and Detroit handed New York its 15th straight decline.
Blake Griffin scored 26 details for the Pistons, who traded Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in deadline deals but retained ample of their leading gamers to make a postseason berth even now plausible.
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 31 details for the Knicks. They have shed 28 of their last 30.
DALLAS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 details and 17 rebounds and Milwaukee rolled to its sixth straight victory, beating retooling Dallas.
Antetokounmpo was 13 of 19 from the discipline and acquired the higher hand yet again in his next conference with fellow Euro star Luka Doncic, the Dallas rookie feeling who scored 20 details. He’s the only initial starter remaining for the reason that of two trades that had been more about the long run than the existing.
Brook Lopez extra 20 details for the Bucks. Trey Burke, 1 of four gamers to join Dallas from New York in a deal that also introduced Kristaps Porzingis and despatched a few Dallas starters to the Knicks, scored 18 details.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 30 details in his Washington debut, Bradley Beal extra 25 details and 12 assists, and the Wizards defeat Cleveland.
Portis was obtained together with Jabari Parker on Thursday in a trade that despatched Otto Porter Jr. to Chicago.
Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 27 details. Kevin Enjoy returned soon after lacking 50 video games pursuing remaining foot surgical procedure. He started out and performed the initially six minutes, scoring four details. Cleveland has shed 21 of 24.
BULLS 125, NETS 106
NEW YORK (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. had a powerful debut for the Chicago Bulls — even devoid of a practice or walkthrough with his new teammates.
Two days soon after staying obtained from Washington, Porter scored 18 details to assistance carry the Bulls to a 125-106 rout of the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night time.
Lauri Markkanen wasn’t negative, both. He led all gamers with 31 details and 18 rebounds, and has at least 30 details in a few straight video games for Chicago. He knocked down 11 of 18 shots from the discipline, which include 4 of 7 from 3-position selection. And in the closing minutes, the next-calendar year professional completed the sport at center soon after starting up at energy ahead.
“He’s wise,” Bulls mentor Jim Boylen stated. “He understands if he rebounds, it receives him into the sport. So he’s making an attempt to get every rebound he can and then he’s out of the blue driving the ball more.”
Porter Jr. and Markkanen had been rarely a two-male procedure for Chicago, which has scored more than 100 details in 17 consecutive video games.
Zach LaVine extra 23 details, Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn each had 12, and Wayne Selden Jr. completed with 11. The gain snapped a two-sport skid for the Bulls.
Chicago has even now shed a few of five, seven of nine, and 16 of 19 relationship to Dec. 30.
Although the Bulls had been reveling in a job very well performed, the Nets remaining feeling as if they gifted a gain to 1 of the worst groups in the league.
D’Angelo Russell, named to the Jap Conference All-Star group before in the week, led the Nets with 23 details but Brooklyn dropped to 29-28 with its third decline in five video games.