PHILADELPHIA – Brandon Ingram made the winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left and finished with 21 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 107-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson each added 16 points to help the Lakers snap a five-game skid.
Joel Embiid scored 33 points, and Ben Simmons had a triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists for Philadelphia.
The 76ers overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to tie it on Embiid’s two free throws with 39.8 seconds remaining. Lonzo Ball missed a 3 on Los Angeles’ ensuing possession, and Embiid then missed a chance to give Philadelphia the lead.
On the winning play, Ball drove to the basket before dishing back to Ingram on the right wing. After a timeout, Richaun Holmes’ tying attempt at the buzzer was way off.
The winning basket sent Ball’s dad, LaVar, into a wild celebration in a suite. Lonzo Ball, loudly booed every time he touched the ball, had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Before the game, the 76ers traded center Jahlil Okafor, the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2015 to Brooklyn along with seldom-used guard Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick for forward Trevor Booker.
Nets 100, Thunder 95
MEXICO CITY – Caris Levert scored 19 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 17 and short-handed Brooklyn overcame another strong performance by Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City in the first of the Nets’ two games in Mexico City.
Westbrook had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Allen Crabbe had 15 points for Brooklyn, playing without guards Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell because of injuries and without power forward Trevor Booker after he was traded to Philadelphia.
The Nets will play the Miami Heat on Saturday at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
Steven Adams added 12 points for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony had 11 on 5-for-20 shooting. Paul George sat out with a right calf contusion.
Wizards 109, Suns 99
PHOENIX – Bradley Beal scored 34 points to help Washington beat Phoenix,
Two nights after scoring 51 points in a victory at Portland, Beal had 22 points in the first half.
Former Sun Markieff Morris added 21 points for the Wizards.
T.J. Warren had 23 points for Phoenix. The Suns played their first game with star guard Devin Booker sidelined with a groin injury. Booker is expected to miss two to three weeks with the left adductor strain. He was hurt Tuesday night in Toronto.
Rockets 112, Jazz 101
SALT LAKE CITY – James Harden scored 29 points and Ryan Anderson added 23 to lead Houston.
Chris Paul added 18 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who won theirs eighth straight game and for 14 of 15. The Rockets improved to 8-0 with Paul in the lineup.
Donovan Mitchell had 26 points, Alec Burks added 17 and Thabo Sefolosha chipped in 14 to lead the Jazz, who dropped their second straight.
Houston used a 13-2 run early in the second half to pull away from the Jazz. Clint Capela got it going with a three-point play and finished it off with a dunk to give the Rockets a 74-53 lead with 7:00 left in the third quarter.
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