76ers lose again without injured Embiid, falling to Pacers

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Holiday came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points in the Indiana Pacers’ 118-113 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid missed his fourth consecutive game after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The 76ers have lost all four games.

Holiday was 9 of 11 from the field. Malcolm Brogdon had a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Myles Turner added 20 points, and Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Tobias Harris led the 76ers with a season-high 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting. Tyrese Maxey added 24.

HEAT 111, JAZZ 105

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Herro had 27 points and eight rebounds to help Miami beat Utah.

Duncan Robinson made six 3-pointers and added 22 points. Kyle Lowry had 21. Miami swept the season series with the Jazz and snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points –19 coming in the fourth quarter – for Utah. Jordan Clarkson added 25 points, and Donovan Mitchell had 22. The Jazz lost for the fourth time in five games.

PELICANS 112, GRIZZLIES 101

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points, Brandon Ingram returned from a seven-game absence to add 19 and New Orleans beat Memphis to snap a nine-game losing streak.

The victory was the first at home this season for the Pelicans, who had lost 12 of their first 13 games playing without Zion Williamson, sidelined with a broken right foot.

Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 23 points, and Ja Morant had 22.

WIZARRDS 104, MAGIC 92

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points, Montrezl Harrell added 20 and Washington used a 20-0 first-half run to beat Orlando.

Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and 10 rebounds to help Washington improve to 9-3 for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

Orlando’s Cole Anthony scored 22 points, but he made just 4 of 16 shots.

The Associated Press

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