NBA roundup: Joel Embiid’s late rise to power leads Sixers past Celts


2021-12-21 06:33:35 GMT + 00:00 – Joel Embiid scored nine straight points in the final at 1:22 and finished with 41 points and 10 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers passed the host the Boston Celtics for a 108-103 victory Monday night.

Seth Curry added 26 points and seven assists and Tobias Harris had 25 points with seven boards for the 76ers, who broke their three-game skid.

Jaylen Brown scored 30 points, the team’s top, for Boston, which has lost five of its last seven games. Jayson Tatum had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Enes Freedom added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics.

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Warriors 113, Kings 98

Stephen Curry saved 15 of his game-high 30 points for the fourth quarter and Draymond Green recorded 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as shorthanded Golden State outlived shorthanded Sacramento even more in San Francisco.

With Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole in health and safety protocols and the Warriors still without Klay Thompson and James Wiseman, Golden State used a 29-19 fourth quarter to secure a victory in a game they were lagging behind. the end of the third period.

Tyrese Haliburton had a team record of 24 points for the Kings, who were without six players – including De’Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell – due to COVID reasons and Richaun Holmes due to an eye injury.

Jazz 112, Hornets 102

Rudy Gobert scored 23 points and took 21 rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic also scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell lost 21 points to help Utah fend off a furious Charlotte rally for a tense victory in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz led by 17 points with about 8.5 minutes remaining – and up to 22 points in the second quarter – before the Hornets broke and finally took the lead with 3:30 to go. Utah, however, finished strong to avoid a third home loss in four nights.

Terry Rozier sparked the Hornets’ comeback, scoring 14 of his 20 points in the 8:10 final. Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges each scored 21 points, with Bridges registering 11 rebounds and Ball distributing 11 assists.

Bulls 133, Rockets 118

DeMar DeRozan scored a record 26 points and Coby White followed with 24 to lead six players in double digits as host Chicago passed Houston for their second win in as many nights.

Severely shorthanded amid a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak, the Bulls lost another player when Alex Caruso left the game in the first half with a sprained left foot. Lonzo Ball contributed 19 points for Chicago, which enjoyed a benchmark record 66 points.

Christian Wood has 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead Houston, giving him six games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the last 11 games.

Spurs 116, Clippers 92

Dejounte Murray compiled 24 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists as his visit to San Antonio marred Paul George’s return from Los Angeles with a sprained elbow.

Jakob Poeltl scored 17 points and took 11 rebounds for Spurs, and Keldon Johnson finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Murray scored his third triple-double in five games.

George has scored 25 points on 8 of 18 shots after missing the previous five games. Ivica Zubac scored 12 points and took 12 rebounds for the Clippers.

Thunder 102, Grizzly Bears 99

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points to fuel Oklahoma City’s visit to a victory over Memphis.

Rookie Josh Giddey had 19 points, a career-high 11 assists, and Kenrich Williams added 13 points off the bench for the Thunder, who avenged a 152-79 bombing in Memphis on Dec. 2. The 73-point margin in the previous contest was the largest in NBA history.

Desmond Bane of Memphis drained five points at 3 points and finished with 25 points. Dillon Brooks scored 19 points and Ja Morant had 16 points and eight assists on his return from a 12-game absence with a left knee injury.

–Field level media

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