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Embiid has 39 points, 13 rebounds to help 76ers beat Nets

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, drives to the basket as Brooklyn Nets' Jared Dudley, right, and Ed Davis, left, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 123-110 on Thursday night.

JJ Redick added 18 points, and Ben Simmons had 16 points and eight assists. The 76ers snapped a two-game losing streak.

The game matched teams that would've met in the first round of the playoffs had the postseason started Thursday. The 76ers have a strong hold on the No. 3 seed in the East with seven games remaining, and they moved three games ahead of idle Indiana.

Joe Harris scored 22 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 19 for Brooklyn.

HEAT 105, MAVERICKS 99

Goran Dragic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double, Dwyane Wade capped the win with a steal and score in the final seconds and Miami beat Dallas to move back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Dragic outdueled Luka Doncic in the first head-to-head meeting between the only two Slovenians currently in the NBA, and Miami moved past Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East race.

Doncic scored 19 points for the Mavericks, but missed 12 of his 18 shots.

PISTONS 115, MAGIC 98

Wayne Ellington scored 17 of his 25 points in the third quarter and Detroit beat Orlando.

Blake Griffin added 20 points and 10 rebounds, Andre Drummond had 18 points and 18 rebounds, and Ish Smith scored 15 points. Aaron Gordon scored 20 points for Orlando.

RAPTORS 117, KNICKS 92

Pascal Siakam scored 31 points and Toronto routed New York for the second time in 11 nights.

Toronto rested Kawhi Leonard, just as it did in its 128-92 victory at home March 18. Rookie Mitchell Robinson had season highs of 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Knicks. (AP)


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