NBA: Mitchell, Ingels Lead Jazz Past Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Joe Ingles filled in well again at point guard in place of Mike Conley to help the Utah Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 124-109 on Saturday night.
Utah bounced back from a loss a night earlier in Miami, improving to 6-1 following a defeat. The NBA-leading Jazz have lost consecutive games just once all season and not since Jan. 6 when they were 4-4.
Ingles had 17 points, six assists and three 3-pointers. The Jazz are 7-0 this season when he starts at point guard in place of Conley, who was out with right hamstring injury management.
Magic All-Star center Nikola Vucevic scored 34 points.
CAVALIERS 112, 76ERS 109, OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 28 points, Darius Garland had 25 and Cleveland beat the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia in overtime.
The Cavaliers beat a Sixers team that built the best record in the Eastern Conference (22-12) on the strength of a 14-2 mark at home.
Isaac Okoro scored the first three points of OT and had 15 when he fouled out.
Joel Embiid had 42 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 34 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 as part of his NBA-leading 10th triple-double, and Washington used a 44-point third quarter to beat Minnesota.
Westbrook added 14 rebounds and 12 assists for the Wizards. They’ve won seven of eight to move back into playoff contention following a 6-17 start.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 11 rebounds for NBA-worst Minnesota. The Timberwolves have lost seven in a row.
NUGGETS 126, THUNDER 86
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jamal Murray continued his hot scoring with 26 points and Nikola Jokic had his eighth triple-double of the season to help Denver rout Oklahoma City. Murray, averaging 30.1 points in his previous seven games, made 9 of 15 field goals and Denver shot 55%. Jokic had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Michael Porter Jr. added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Will Barton scored 15 points.
Darius Bazley had 22 points for the Thunder. Ty Jerome and Isaiah Roby added 15 each.