Sixers top Heat in OT By Reuters

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Joel Embiid scored 35 of his 45 points in the second half and overtime to lead host Philadelphia 76ers to beat the Miami Heat 137-134 on Tuesday. Embiid was 13 of 13 from the free throw line, including two with 8.9 seconds left in overtime, to accompany 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists. Danny Green tied a franchise record with nine triples on his way to 29 points, and added 10 rebounds as the Sixers snapped a three-game losing streak. Tyler Herro led the Heat with 34 points, Duncan Robinson added 26 and Gabe Vincent had a career-high 24. Precious Achiuwa contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk had 15 points. Both teams lacked key players including Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, Shake Milton and Matisse Thybulle of the Sixers and Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn of the Heat, due to health and safety protocols. Brooklyn Nets 122 – Denver Nuggets 116 Kevin Durant had 34 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds as Brooklyn overcame an 18-point deficit to win over Denver in New York. Caris LeVert added 20 points and Bruce Brown contributed six of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a 10-foot baseline that broke a 113-113 stalemate with 1:44 left. Joe Harris contributed 15 points for the Nets, who shot 60.8 percent in their fourth straight game without Kyrie Irving (personal reasons). Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals for the Nuggets, who were outscored 61-37 in the final 21 minutes. Will Barton hit six 3-pointers and added 22 points, while Jamal Murray contributed 20 for the Nuggets, who shot 50 percent overall. Los Angeles Lakers 117 – Houston Rockets 100 LeBron James scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and Los Angeles posted its second uncontrolled win over the Rockets in as many games, leading to a win at Houston. The Lakers led wire-to-wire while remaining perfect on the road, combining tight defense with perimeter shots in the first quarter to build a 35-14 lead going into the second. James hit 4 of 9 triples and added eight rebounds and five assists. Five other Lakers joined James in double figures, with Anthony Davis scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in just 29 minutes. Christian Wood combined 18 points with eight rebounds, while James Harden added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Houston. The Rockets continued their bad shots from deep, finishing 12 of 40 on 3-point attempts while shooting just 39.2 percent overall. Harden missed 5 of 6 3s and shot 5 of 16 overall. Utah Jazz 117 – Cleveland Cavaliers 87 Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to lead visiting Utah to a victory over Cleveland. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 20 points for the Jazz. Georges Niang added 14 points off the bench after scoring 13 points overall in his first 10 games of the season. Mike Conley contributed 12 points, six rebounds and five assists. Cedi Osman added 17 points, four rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers, who lost their third straight game and have lost seven of the last nine. Isaac Okoro and Damyean Dotson each scored 11 points, and backup Yogi Ferrell added 10. San Antonio Spurs 112 – Oklahoma City Thunder 102 Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 points to lead San Antonio to a victory at Oklahoma City. San Antonio forced 13 turnovers from the Thunder, making them 26 points at the other end, while Oklahoma City had just two points from the Spurs’ four turnovers. Keldon Johnson had 18 points for the Spurs and Patty Mills contributed 17. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 20 points, on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. Hamidou Diallo added 16 from the bench for Oklahoma City, which fell to 0-4 at home. –Field level media

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