Embiid was key in the 76ers’ victory over Boston


BOSTON.-Joel embiidscored 17 of his 41 points in the fourth period, including three shots in the closing minutes and three free throws in the last four seconds to secure the win for thePhiladelphia 76ers108-103 on theBoston Celtics, this Monday night.

With both teams grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks, Embiid also picked up 10 rebounds and stole a ball on the Celtics’ last possession for 40 minutes and 14 seconds of play, his most for a non-overtime game.

Seth currycontributed 26 points andTobias Harrishe had another 25 for Philadelphia.

Jaylen brownscored 30 units,Jayson tatumhad 17 and Enes Kanter Freedom finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who placed seven players on sanitary protocols andRobert Williams IIIhe did not play for personal reasons.



CHICAGO.-DeMar DeRozanscored 26 units andChicago bulls133-118 were imposed on MondayHouston rockets.

DeRozan, who scored 38 points in Sunday’s win over the Lakers after missing three games under NBA protocols against COVID-19, received help from five teammates who scored in double digits.

The Bulls were never at a disadvantage, leading by 25 points in the first half. They won their second game in a row and six of the last eight.

Christian woodhe finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds, but the Rockets fell for the fifth time in seven games.Jae’Sean Tateadded 16 units.

The Bulls guard,Alex Caruso, sprained his left foot with 5:56 left in the first period and did not return to the court.

The reserves scored 32 of the Bulls’ 73 points in the first half and finished with 64. A 3-pointer fromAlfonzo McKinniegave Chicago their biggest lead of the first half, 61-36.

Coby white, in his second game back after exiting protocols, he scored 24 points as a reserve. McKinnie added another 16.

The point guard of the Bulls,Lonzo ball, finished with 19 points and eight assists.



MEMPHIS, Tennessee.-Shai Gilgeous-Alexanderscored 23 points,Josh giddeyadded 19 points with 11 assists and theOklahoma city thunderdefeated this Monday 102-99 toJa morantalreadyMemphis Grizzlies.

Morant returned from injury and NBA protocols for COVID-19 after a 12-game absence and finished with 16 points.Desmond baneled Memphis with 25 points andDillon brooksscored 19.

The Thunder overcame an 89-84 deficit in the final 4:36 and took the final lead 96-95 on a layup from Giddey with 50 seconds left.

The last time these teams met, the Grizzlies set an NBA record for margin of victory with a 152-79 beating. In the Dec. 2 game – also at FedExForum – Memphis set franchise records for points from the bench (93) and successful field goals (60).

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It looked like the Grizzlies were heading for another landslide victory.

Memphis took advantage of the Thunder’s poor shooting to lead by 16 points early in the first half. Oklahoma City missed 12 of their first 14 shots and were down 39-23 with eight minutes left in the second quarter.

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SALT LAKE CITY.-Rudy gobertscored 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead theUtah Jazzto a victory this Monday by 112-102 over theCharlotte hornets.

Bojan Bogandovic added 23 points for the Jazz, who let slip a 22-point lead but finished strong and snapped a two-game losing streak.Donovan Mitchellscored 21.

Gobert made 15 free throws on 16 attempts, setting a new career high. By halftime, he had already equaled his previous season-best record of nine.

LaMelo Ballhe led Charlotte with 21 points and 11 assists before going on a last-minute foul accumulation.Miles bridgesadded 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Terry rozierhe had 20 points, but the Hornets couldn’t fully recover from another lousy start and lost their third straight road game.



SAN FRANCISCO.-Stephen Curryscored 30 points on Monday as the Warriors celebrated for the record for triples in their first home game since breaking Ray Allen’s mark, and theGolden state warriorsbeat 113-98Sacramento kingsin a confrontation of limited personnel rivals.

Curry received a video tribute in the first period featuring the highlights of the two-time MVP who set the record during the Warriors’ 105-96 victory over theNew York Knickslast Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Curry beat Allen’s 2,973 3-pointers that were a 10-year high.

Draymond greenHe posted the franchise-leading 31st triple-double of his career and his first this season with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Tyrese haliburtonhe had 24 points and 11 assists to lead Sacramento, which was trailing with six players plus interim head coach Alvin Gentry. Assistant Doug Christie stepped in as interim coach.



THE ANGELS.-Dejounte murraydelivered his third triple-double in five games with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists, and theSan antonio spursthey beat 116-92 on MondayLA Clippers.

Jakob poeltladded 17 points and 11 rebounds, whileDoug mcdermotthe scored 16 points as the Spurs improved to 2-1 on their four-game road trip. Murray also had a triple-double in Friday’s win atUtah Jazzand now accumulates six triple-doubles in the season.

Paul georgeHe scored 25 points for the Clippers after missing the previous five games with a sprained right elbow.Ivica zubacadded 12 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles, whileTerance mannhe had 11 points, as the Clippers lost for the third time in a row.


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