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Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 27 points and Dallas handed Philadelphia its second straight home loss, 117-98 Friday night.

The Mavericks improved to 11-2 on the road despite playing without guard Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old missed his third straight game with a right ankle sprain.

Joel Embiid had 33 points and 17 rebounds for the 76ers, who lost their third in a row overall. The team was booed for much of the night while falling to 14-2 at home.

Philadelphia couldn’t solve Dallas’ matchup 2-3 zone. The Mavericks held the 76ers to 29.4% shooting from long range; Philadelphia missed 24 of 34 3-pointers.

Trail Blazers 118, Magic 103: Damian Lillard scored 36 points, CJ McCollum had 31 and Portland beat Orlando at home.

The Trail Blazers earned their season-high third straight win despite losing Carmelo Anthony to a bruised left knee in the second quarter.

Hassan Whiteside added 10 points and 17 rebounds for Portland in his 13th straight double-double.

Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Nuggets 109, Timberwolves 100: Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his fifth triple-double of the season, and Denver completed a sweep of a five-game homestand with its win over Minnesota.

It was Jokic’s eighth straight double-double and his second triple-double in that span. He has 33 career triple-doubles.

Minnesota, playing without center Karl-Anthony Towns for the second straight game due to a sprained left knee, has lost nine straight.

Thunder 126, Suns 108: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 32 points and host Oklahoma City rolled past Phoenix.

Dennis Schroder scored 24 points and Danilo Gallinari added 22 for the Thunder, who shot 56.3% from the field.

Devin Booker returned to Phoenix’s starting lineup after missing three games with a right forearm contusion. He finished with 18 points, seven below his average.

Raptors 122, Wizards 118: Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and short-handed host Toronto overcame the absence of three injured starters to beat struggling Washington.

Fred VanVleet returned from a five-game absence with 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

Bradley Beal scored 37 points for the Wizards.

Celtics 114, Pistons 93: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 26 points in three quarters as Boston routed visiting Detroit.

Rookie Grant Williams added 18 points, and Enes Kanter pulled down 18 rebounds for the Celtics.

Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit.

Heat 129, Knicks 114: Bam Adebayo scored 20 points, host Miami’s starters got the fourth quarter off, and the Heat easily beat New York.

Duncan Robinson scored 18 for Miami on 6-for-10 shooting from 3-point range. Goran Dragic scored 18 in his return after missing nine games with a groin strain.

Bobby Portis led the Knicks with 30 points.

Cavaliers 114, Grizzlies 107: Jordan Clarkson scored a season-high 33 points and Kevin Love hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute to play in host Cleveland’s wins.

Jaren Jackson led Memphis with 24 points Rookie Ja Morant matched a season low with eight points.

Pacers 119, Kings 105: T.J. Warren scored 23 points and host Indiana beat Sacramento for its fifth straight victory.

Richaun Holmes led the Kings with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting.

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