Super Basketball League: The Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-105 on Thursday night in New York, with Kevin Durant scoring 34 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists, and converting a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:46 remaining.
The Nets played their second consecutive game with seven players in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, including James Harden, and only nine players available.
For the Nets, Blake Griffin and Nic Claxton each had a season-high 17 points.
The 76ers dropped their third game in a row, with Joel Embiid scoring 32 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out six assists. Curry scored 29 points, but Harris only had 11 points on 3-of-17 shooting.
Thursday night’s NBA results
- Philadelphia 76ers 105-114 Brooklyn Nets
- Washington Wizards 98-118 Phoenix Suns
- Detroit Pistons 113-122 Indiana Pacers
- New York Knicks 116-103 Houston Rockets
In the Suns’ triumph, JaVale McGee and Deandre Ayton combined for 32 points
JaVale McGee had 17 points and eight rebounds, while Deandre Ayton had 15 points and ten rebounds to lead Phoenix to a 118-98 victory against visiting Washington.
Phoenix won for the 22nd time in its last 24 games, thanks to Chris Paul’s 12 points and six assists in just 24 minutes. The Suns moved to 13-2 at home with 16 points from Landry Shamet and 13 points from Cameron Johnson.
Washington, which has lost four straight games and seven of its last eight, was led by Bradley Beal, who had 26 points and five assists. Montrezl Harrell had 12 points and Deni Avdija had 14.
At Indiana, the Pistons’ losing run continues
Caris LeVert scored a season-high 31 points and added five assists as Indiana defeated Detroit 122-113, handing the visitors their 13th straight loss.
For the Pacers, Justin Holiday had 17 points and Myles Turner had 16 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks.
For the Pistons, Saddiq Bey had 28 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, putting them one win away from setting their team record for consecutive losses in a season.
Tosses the Rockets with a powerful finish
New York defeated Houston 116-103, with Immanuel Quickley scoring 15 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Evan Fournier scoring 23.
In the fourth quarter, he quickly shut down the Rockets with his perimeter shooting, nailing his first five 3-pointers as the Knicks turned a two-point advantage into an easy win.
Quickley also scored four rebounds and four assists in the game, making him one of three reserves to score in double figures, along with Miles McBride (15 points) and Mitchell Robinson (17 points, nine rebounds).
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