76ers Defeat Nuggets, 117-110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night.
Tobias Harris had 14 points and eight rebounds in his first game for Philadelphia and Joel Embiid added 15 points and 12 rebounds despite playing with stomach flu.
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds and Detroit handed New York its 15th straight loss.
Blake Griffin scored 26 points for the Pistons, who traded Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in deadline deals but kept enough of their top players to make a postseason berth still plausible.
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 31 points for the Knicks. They have lost 28 of their last 30.
DALLAS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and Milwaukee rolled to its sixth straight victory, beating retooling Dallas.
Antetokounmpo was 13 of 19 from the field and got the upper hand again in his second meeting with fellow Euro star Luka Doncic, the Dallas rookie sensation who scored 20 points.
He’s the only original starter remaining because of two trades that were more about the future than the present.
Brook Lopez added 20 points for the Bucks. Trey Burke, one of four players to join Dallas from New York in a deal that also brought Kristaps Porzingis and sent three Dallas starters to the Knicks, scored 18 points.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 30 points in his Washington debut, Bradley Beal added 25 points and 12 assists, and the Wizards beat Cleveland.
Portis was acquired along with Jabari Parker on Thursday in a trade that sent Otto Porter Jr. to Chicago.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 31 points and 18 rebounds to lead Chicago past Brooklyn.
Markkanen scored at least 30 points in his third straight game. Zach LaVine added 23 points, and Otto Porter Jr. had 18 in his first game with the Bulls. D’Angelo Russell led the Nets with 23 points.