From The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 19 and the Minnesota Timberwolves survived a late scare from the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers to win their third straight game 112-109 on Saturday.
The 76ers have played two weeks without James Harden because of a tendon strain in his right foot and put starting man Tyrese Maxey on the injury list with a fractured left foot. PJ Tucker suffered an unspecified injury against the Timberwolves and Joel Embiid injured his left ankle/foot after colliding with a teammate late in the game.
Embiid, the reigning NBA scoring champion, said long after the last buzzer that he was still in pain.
Embiid carried the load on Saturday in a lineup that at one time included him, Danuel House Jr., De’Anthony Melton, Shake Milton and Georges Niang. Embiid had 32 points and nine rebounds. Milton had 27 points and Melton had 19.
HAWKS 124, RAPTORS 122, OT
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tossed AJ Griffin a long pass for a wide-open layup on the overtime buzzer to give Atlanta a win over an undermanned Toronto team.
Young had 29 points and 10 assists, De’Andre Hunter added 21 points, and Clint Capela had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks.
The Raptors led 108-101 in the fourth quarter with 2:36 left. The Hawks went on a 10-point run within 90 seconds and went 111-109 ahead with 59 seconds to go on Young’s two free throws.
Toronto’s Scottie Barnes missed a layup and putback attempt on the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Hunter missed two free throws at the 7-second mark of overtime that would have iced it for Atlanta. OG Anunoby followed by two free throws to set up Griffin’s game winner.
Barnes had a season-high 26 points and Anunoby added 23 for the Raptors.
PACER 114, MAGIC 113
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Nesmith made two free throws with 9.6 seconds left and Indiana came up with a last defensive stop to beat Orlando.
The teams meet again on Monday evening in Indianapolis.
In the final seconds, Magics drove Franz Wagner to the basket, but his layup attempt went wide of the board and Mo Bamba couldn’t tip the rebound.
Tyrese Haliburton had 22 points and 14 assists for the Pacers.
Myles Turner had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Indiana is 7-0 if Turner plays at least 26 minutes.
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