Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Rookie star helps 76ers outlast Magic in two overtimes

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Magic 126-125 in double-overtime Tuesday night.

Carter-Williams got his 10th assist on a dish to Young late in the second OT to put the Sixers up 125-120.

Evan Turner had 24 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak. James Anderson added 19 points and Spencer Hawes 17.

Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 43 for the Magic and Glen Davis had a career-high 33. Victor Oladipo had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to join Carter-Williams as rookies with a triple double.

Turner was whistled for his fifth foul with 12.1 seconds left in the first OT on Afflalo's 3-point attempt. Afflalo made all three free throws, tying the score at 118. The Magic fell behind early in the second overtime and the Sixers held on from the line.

The Magic, coming off a 98-80 loss at Washington on Monday night, played without Nik Vucevic (14.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg) because of a sprained left ankle and point guard Jameer Nelson (sprained left foot).

Davis stunned the Sixers with his first 3-pointer of the season, nailing it from the top of the key to tie it at 104 with 18 seconds left in regulation.

Afflalo sparked a rally earlier in the quarter, capping a 9-0 run with a jumper that gave the Magic a 98-96 lead with 2:45 left. After the Sixers took a four-point lead, Afflalo buried his fourth 3. Young scored for the Sixers, then Davis connected in the clutch.

The Sixers still had a huge edge beyond the arc, making 11 of 29. The Magic missed 20 of 26.

Carter-Williams' first 3 of the game in the third made it 83-72, getting a rise out of the roughly 10,000 fans.

Carter-Williams, who played at Syracuse, was named Eastern Conference rookie of the month before the game.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Singler scored 18 to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the visiting Pistons beat the Heat 107-97 to snap the NBA champions' 10-game winning streak. … Timofey Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in another superb effort by the Denver bench, and the visiting Nuggets raced by the Nets 111-87 for their seventh straight victory.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The disappointing Nets shook up their coaching staff, reassigning top assistant Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role. … Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks because of his broken left hand. The 2012 top overall draft choice suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his hand Sunday against the Knicks. … Heat guard Dwyane Wade was held out because of soreness. … The Bulls assigned backup point guard Marquis Teague, a 2012 first-round pick out of Kentucky, to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

76ers 126, Magic 125, 2OT

ORLANDO (125): Afflalo 14-27 10-11 43, Maxiell 5-7 2-2 12, Davis 15-24 2-5 33, Oladipo 8-18 10-12 26, Moore 1-4 0-0 2, Nicholson 4-7 0-0 8, Price 0-6 1-2 1, Harkless 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 47-94 25-32 125.

PHILADELPHIA (126): Turner 7-16 10-13 24, Young 10-20 2-2 25, Hawes 7-15 0-0 17, Carter-Williams 11-19 4-7 27, Thompson 4-5 0-0 10, Anderson 6-10 5-9 19, Allen 0-4 0-0 0, Wroten 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 0-2 2-2 2, Davies 0-3 0-0 0, Orton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-96 23-33 126.

Orlando 34 23 23 24 14 7— 125

Philadelphia 29 29 27 19 14 8— 126

3-Point GoalsOrlando 6-26 (Afflalo 5-13, Davis 1-1, Moore 0-2, Oladipo 0-5, Price 0-5), Philadelphia 11-29 (Young 3-6, Hawes 3-8, Thompson 2-2, Anderson 2-4, Carter-Williams 1-5, Davies 0-1, Turner 0-1, Williams 0-2). Fouled OutDavis, Turner. ReboundsOrlando 46 (Oladipo 10), Philadelphia 68 (Carter-Williams, Young 12). AssistsOrlando 28 (Oladipo 10), Philadelphia 20 (Carter-Williams 10). Total FoulsOrlando 27, Philadelphia 27. TechnicalsPhiladelphia defensive three second 2. A10,061 (20,328).

Pistons 107, Heat 97

DETROIT (107): Smith 7-21 1-2 15, Monroe 8-10 0-2 16, Drummond 4-7 2-6 10, Jennings 5-9 3-4 15, Caldwell-Pope 4-7 2-2 10, Harrellson 0-2 0-0 0, Stuckey 4-9 8-8 16, Singler 6-10 2-2 18, Jerebko 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 41-80 18-26 107.

MIAMI (97): James 8-15 5-8 23, Battier 1-5 0-0 2, Bosh 5-11 4-6 14, Chalmers 2-7 1-2 6, Jones 0-4 0-0 0, Allen 5-10 0-0 12, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Cole 4-8 0-0 9, Andersen 2-5 4-4 8, Beasley 9-16 2-3 23. Totals 36-82 16-23 97.

Detroit 28 26 28 25— 107

Miami 18 25 25 29— 97

3-Point GoalsDetroit 7-16 (Singler 4-7, Jennings 2-4, Jerebko 1-1, Smith 0-4), Miami 9-28 (Beasley 3-3, Allen 2-4, James 2-5, Cole 1-2, Chalmers 1-3, Lewis 0-1, Andersen 0-1, Bosh 0-2, Jones 0-3, Battier 0-4). Fouled OutDrummond. ReboundsDetroit 58 (Drummond 18), Miami 42 (Bosh, Lewis 6). AssistsDetroit 21 (Jennings, Monroe 5), Miami 19 (Chalmers, James 6). Total FoulsDetroit 19, Miami 18. TechnicalsDetroit defensive three second. A19,741 (19,600).

Nuggets 111, Nets 87

DENVER (111): Chandler 3-8 0-0 7, Faried 6-11 3-6 15, Hickson 4-8 0-2 8, Foye 4-9 0-0 11, Lawson 4-8 5-7 13, Mozgov 6-9 5-5 17, Arthur 4-5 2-2 10, Robinson 3-9 3-4 9, A.Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Hamilton 6-11 0-0 15, Randolph 2-3 0-0 4, Fournier 0-1 0-0 0, Q.Miller 1-3 0-2 2. Totals 43-85 18-28 111.

BROOKLYN (87): Anderson 3-6 1-2 8, Garnett 1-4 0-0 2, Lopez 3-9 6-6 12, Johnson 8-15 5-5 22, Taylor 4-12 4-4 12, Livingston 1-3 0-0 2, Blatche 5-12 5-9 15, Teletovic 0-4 0-0 0, Plumlee 2-3 0-0 4, Shengelia 3-6 1-2 7, Evans 0-1 3-6 3. Totals 30-75 25-34 87.

Denver 27 31 31 22— 111

Brooklyn 29 21 15 22— 87

3-Point GoalsDenver 7-18 (Foye 3-5, Hamilton 3-6, Chandler 1-3, Lawson 0-1, Mozgov 0-1, Robinson 0-2), Brooklyn 2-16 (Anderson 1-4, Johnson 1-6, Shengelia 0-1, Blatche 0-2, Teletovic 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDenver 65 (Mozgov 20), Brooklyn 41 (Garnett, Blatche 6). AssistsDenver 23 (A.Miller 7), Brooklyn 15 (Livingston 4). Total FoulsDenver 23, Brooklyn 19. A17,732 (17,732).

Celtics 108, Bucks 100

MILWAUKEE (100): Middleton 5-10 1-2 14, Udoh 4-7 0-0 8, Henson 4-8 3-5 11, Knight 5-15 2-2 15, Mayo 6-12 5-5 19, Pachulia 3-5 2-2 8, Ilyasova 3-5 1-1 7, Neal 2-6 4-4 8, Ridnour 3-6 0-0 6, Antetokounmpo 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 37-78 18-21 100.

BOSTON (108): Green 6-9 3-5 18, Bass 4-9 8-9 16, Sullinger 5-15 2-2 12, Crawford 8-14 5-7 25, Bradley 6-12 0-0 15, Wallace 2-3 2-2 6, Faverani 0-2 0-0 0, Lee 5-7 0-0 11, Humphries 2-5 1-2 5, Pressey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 21-27 108.

Milwaukee 23 18 22 37— 100

Boston 28 20 21 39— 108

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 8-18 (Middleton 3-3, Knight 3-7, Mayo 2-5, Neal 0-3), Boston 11-24 (Crawford 4-7, Green 3-5, Bradley 3-6, Lee 1-2, Faverani 0-1, Pressey 0-1, Sullinger 0-1, Wallace 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMilwaukee 40 (Ilyasova 7), Boston 49 (Bass 9). AssistsMilwaukee 21 (Knight 6), Boston 20 (Crawford 5). Total FoulsMilwaukee 17, Boston 23. TechnicalsMilwaukee defensive three second, Boston defensive three second. A16,649 (18,624).

Grizzlies 110, Suns 91

PHOENIX (91): Tucker 2-6 1-1 5, Frye 3-5 0-0 8, Plumlee 5-8 1-2 11, Dragic 7-13 1-4 16, Bledsoe 4-13 1-2 9, Mark.Morris 4-9 2-2 10, Marc.Morris 7-15 1-1 18, Green 1-8 3-3 6, Goodwin 4-7 0-0 8, Christmas 0-3 0-0 0, Kravtsov 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-87 10-15 91.

MEMPHIS (110): Prince 5-6 0-0 10, Davis 8-11 5-11 21, Koufos 7-12 0-0 14, Conley 6-15 5-5 18, Allen 5-11 0-0 11, Leuer 10-13 2-2 23, Bayless 4-8 0-1 10, Miller 0-4 0-0 0, Calathes 0-3 1-2 1, Franklin 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 46-84 13-21 110.

Phoenix 19 35 20 17— 91

Memphis 23 23 36 28— 110

3-Point GoalsPhoenix 7-29 (Marc.Morris 3-5, Frye 2-4, Dragic 1-5, Green 1-7, Tucker 0-1, Goodwin 0-2, Christmas 0-2, Bledsoe 0-3), Memphis 5-14 (Bayless 2-3, Leuer 1-2, Allen 1-2, Conley 1-4, Calathes 0-1, Miller 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPhoenix 49 (Plumlee, Mark.Morris 8), Memphis 52 (Koufos, Davis 12). AssistsPhoenix 22 (Dragic, Bledsoe 5), Memphis 26 (Conley 14). Total FoulsPhoenix 17, Memphis 19. TechnicalsBledsoe, Dragic, Allen, Memphis defensive three second. A15,069 (18,119).

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