NBA Outcomes: 6 straight wins for the ascending Sixers

The Sixers win for the sixth straight time, the main Cavs 118-109

It was bizarre, no less than within the episode. Joel Embiid — who completed the sport with 36 factors and 18 rebounds — fouled with 4:12 left within the sport, leaving the door open for the Cavs. That’s, till the cost for his sixth foul was canceled.

Embiid returned to the sport and was essential for Philly. Along with his 30s and 18s, he hit 4 photographs. This makes him the primary participant since Shaq to file no less than 30 factors and three blocks in 4 straight video games.

James Harden added 28 factors and Tyrese Maxey had 23 factors for the Sixers whereas Caris LeVert (24 factors) and Donovan Mitchell (21) led the Cavs with out Jarrett-Allen, whose loss right here misplaced the season sequence, 1-2. Philly wins each playoff seeding tie-break, which they’re prone to win both method given the way in which Embiid is enjoying. He at the moment leads the league in scoring and exhibits no indicators of stopping.

50 from Steph wasn’t sufficient because the Clippers defeated the Warriors 134-126

The 2022-23 Warriors are a thriller. They’ll take a 50-point capturing masterclass from Steph Curry – 20-for-28 with a facet of eight three-pointers – and nonetheless fall to a Clippers group that has ups and downs. Though on Wednesday they hardly went up and down; Kawhi Leonard continued his scorching stretch with 30 factors, eight rebounds and 5 assists together with one, whereas Paul George had 24 in his stead. Ivica Zubac (19 factors, 16 rebounds), Russell Westbrook (15-9-7), Terance Mann (17) and Eric Gordon (16) completed in double figures.

That is 4 in a row for the Clippers, who moved as much as fifth within the West with the win.

Fox hits the sport winner and leads the Kings to the Bulls, 117-114

These are usually not your father’s Sacramento Kings.

Certain, the Bulls aren’t a flagship occasion. However to come back again below the load of two nice performances from their stars is crucial for a challenger, even towards smaller opponents. Along with the match winner thriller, Fox scored 32 factors on 12-for-17 capturing, making 4 3-pointers; has scored 20 or extra factors in 14 of his final 16 video games and is averaging over 30 factors in that interval. Domantas Sabonis recorded his second straight triple-double with 14 factors, 17 rebounds and 10 assists because the Kings approached a playoff berth for the primary time because the 2005-06 season.

The Rockets win their second straight (!!!), beating the Lakers 114-110

Austin Reaves led the now Tenth-seeded Lakers with 24 factors, however even 5 different Lakers who did not rating in double figures weren’t sufficient to overhaul Kevin Porter Jr. and abruptly red-hot Rockets. KPJ dropped 27 factors to guide all scorers whereas Jabari Smith Jr. – enjoying the very best basketball in his rookie season over the previous few weeks – added 18 factors to present Houston a second win in a row. I do not know if it is the very best streak of the season, however I am unable to think about having a celebration in H-City proper now.

The Mavs outlasted the Spurs in additional time regardless of a near-fall, 137-128

Is basketball… higher when the Spurs are doing one thing attention-grabbing?

Certain, Dallas threw away a simple regulation time win, however Gregg Popovich is a good sport to ship this thriller to the OT. Frankly, the regulation stun may need been sufficient of an ethical victory for the tanking Spurs, who had been with out starters Devin Vassell, Jeremy Sochan and Zach Collins on this match and knocked over in additional time to make room for a simple Mavs’ remaining win. Christian Wooden led with 27 factors and 13 rebounds, whereas Dwight Powell and Jaden Hardy had 22 factors every and Josh Inexperienced added 21. The Luka-less Mavs and Kyrie ended a three-game shedding streak with a win.

Grizzlies with warmth burns, 138-119

Only a few days after I defined how powerful Miami tends to battle even the best battles, they get a simple battle. Bam Adebayo (26 factors), Tyler Herro (24), Jimmy Butler (23), Max Strus (12), Caleb Martin (11) and Kevin Love and Gabe Vincent (10 every). The Warmth shot 59.8% from the sector, their season-best, successful by greater than 10 factors for the sixth time this season. (Their most up-to-date: January 18 towards the New Orleans Pelicans.)

The off-court state of affairs in Memphis, in the meantime, is understandably extra important information that comes from the one – higher but, that got here earlier than. In fact, we all know that Ja Morant has been out of the lineup since March 3 as a consequence of varied gun-related incidents, together with his viral Instagram story that confirmed him holding a gun in a nightclub. Now that its investigation is full, the NBA has suspended Morant for eight video games with out pay for “conduct detrimental to the league.” Morant spent the final week on a consulting program in Florida.

After a gathering with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday, it was determined that Morant would return on March 20 when the Grizzlies host the Mavericks.

Celtics outlast Timberwolves, 104-102

In the meantime, Boston cannot purchase simple. The C’s have misplaced twice in a row, with 5 of the final 9 occurring Wednesday’s tilt with T-Wolves. Then it got here to this sport, with Jayson Tatum scoring 4 of 16 whereas Marcus Good shot 4 of 12. Anthony Edwards completed with 28 and drove a frenzy in a sport the place no different member of the Minnesota group scored greater than 15 factors.

Luckily, Jaylen Brown was Boston’s high participant for many of the month and was in a position to rating 35 factors and seize 10 rebounds, giving Boston a much-needed victory. If Miami would throw them a gimme, I am certain nobody would thoughts.

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