NBA roundup: Sixers shake up Nets, spoil Ben Simmons’ comeback

By | November 23, 2022

Nov. 23 – Tobias Harris shook off an ankle scare early within the third quarter to attain a season-high 24 factors because the shorthanded 76ers beat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 115-106 on Tuesday evening within the comeback of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia.

Harris, who had missed the earlier two video games with a sore left hip, gave the impression to be injured once more when he grabbed his proper ankle in ache within the first minute of the third after colliding with Kevin Durant underneath the rim after lacking a brief jumper. After having his ankle bandaged, Harris scored 18 of his 24 factors. He made 10 of 21 pictures because the Sixers shot 43.4% and survived permitting 55%.

Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 23 factors, however Durant completed with 20 — held underneath 25 for the primary time this season. Nic Claxton added 12 whereas Simmons had 11 factors and 11 assists whereas listening to boos all through the evening.

Again-to-back losses from Paul Reed and De’Anthony Melton opened a 96-87 lead with 8:10 to go. Harris then made an open 3 for a 99-89 lead when Durant faltered on a defensive change simply over a minute later. Three consecutive Shake Milton hoops gave Philadelphia a 111-97 lead with 3:08 to go, prompting the Nets to empty their bench.

Kings 113, Grizzlies 109

De’Aaron Fox continued his scorching shot with a team-high 32 factors, Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter assisted in a 3-point shootout with 4 apiece and Sacramento gained its seventh straight sport, beating host Memphis .

Ja Morant returned from an ankle harm to attain a game-high 34 factors for the Grizzlies, who misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games. Sabonis led the Kings in rebounds (13) and assists (eight) whereas including 9 factors. Barnes completed with 26 factors, Huerter 18, Malik Monk 14 and Chimezie Metu 10.

Down three, Memphis had an opportunity to equalize when Morant was fouled on a 3-point shot try with 1.7 seconds left. However he missed his first attempt, then deliberately missed his third try, after which Fox accomplished the scoring with two missed pictures.

Pistons 110, nuggets 108

Bojan Bogdanovic had 22 factors and 9 rebounds, Alec Burks scored 21, and visiting Detroit ended a seven-game shedding streak with a win over Denver.

Kevin Knox II had 17 factors and Marvin Bagley III scored 14 for Detroit, which improved to 1-10 on the highway this season. The Pistons performed with out Cade Cunningham (left shin ache) for the seventh straight sport, and Saddiq Bey (sprained proper ankle) missed his second straight sport.

Denver’s Nikola Jokic had 31 factors, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in his return from a three-game absence attributable to NBA well being and security protocols. Michael Porter Jr. scored 18 factors, Aaron Gordon had 17 after lacking three video games with sickness, Bruce Brown completed with 11, and Jamal Murray and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 apiece.

Suns 115, Lakers 105

Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges scored 25 factors apiece to assist Phoenix earn a road-challenging victory over Los Angeles.

Duane Washington Jr. scored 15 factors and Deandre Ayton added 14 factors and 15 rebounds for Phoenix, whereas Anthony Davis had 37 factors, 5 blocked pictures and a season-best 21 rebounds and 5 steals for the Lakers. Davis is the third Laker to attain 30 or extra factors and seize 15 or extra rebounds in 4 straight video games, becoming a member of Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O’Neal.

Pressure was evident on the stretch after an incident with 3:55 remaining through which the Lakers’ Patrick Beverley was ejected. Booker was known as for a flagrant 1 foul for punching Austin Reaves within the face whereas difficult his shot and knocking him to the bottom. Ayton stood over Reaves and mentioned one thing, and Beverley got here charging from behind and delivered a tough test to Ayton’s left facet.

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