PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and the Philadelphia 76ers won in their first game since trading James Harden, beating the Toronto Raptors 114-99 on Thursday night.
Kelly Oubre Jr. and Tobias Harris each scored 23 points for the 76ers. Oubre’s ascension to the starting lineup in place of PJ Tucker, who was included in the Harden deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, left the Sixers with a thin bench.
Scottie Barnes led Toronto with 24 points. A night after snapping a three-game losing streak with a home victory over Milwaukee, the Raptors lost for the second time to former coach Nick Nurse and the 76ers this season.
PELICANS 125, PISTONS 116
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 33 points and short-handed New Orleans beat Detroit with both teams playing for the second straight night.
New Orleans played without starting power forward Zion Williamson (rest) and wing Brandon Ingram (right knee tendinitis).
Cade Cunningham had 22 points and 11 assists for Detroit.
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