NBA roundup: Russell scores 21, Nets defeat sloppy Sixers 122-97
By Associated Press
Nov 04, 2018 at 11:40 PM
D'Angelo Russell snapped out of a slump with 13 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Brooklyn Nets kept the sloppy Philadelphia 76ers winless on the road with a 122-97 victory on Sunday night.
The 76ers committed 28 turnovers, most in the NBA this season, leading to 39 points for the Nets. They fell to 0-5 away from home. They are 6-0 in Philadelphia.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson also scored 21 points and Caris LeVert had 20 for the Nets. They took a small lead into halftime thanks to 17 Philadelphia turnovers, then blew it open with a 41-point third quarter that was one of the biggest in Barclays Center history.
They kept pouring it on in the fourth and 76ers coach Brett Brown pulled Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons midway through the period facing a 24-point deficit.
Embiid finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, taking only eight shots a day after going for 39 points and 17 rebounds in a victory over Detroit. Simmons had 20 points and 12 boards.
Orlando snapped a four-game skid, but had to bring its starters back into the game to preserve the victory.
at Phoenix 102, Memphis 100: Devin Booker's 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left capped a fourth-quarter comeback as Phoenix snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Booker scored 14 of his game high 25 points in the final period as Phoenix rallied from 12 points down. Trevor Ariza added 16 points and nine rebounds, and rookie Mikal Bridges scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Shelvin Mack's season-high 21 points led the Grizzlies, who got one more possession after Booker's big bucket. But Mike Conley missed a long 3-pointer at the horn.
Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 17 points for Memphis, including eight in the fourth quarter.
Portland, the league's best free-throw shooting team, took advantage of its free-throw attempts in the first two quarters for a 61-45 halftime lead. In the game, the Trail Blazers shot 28 for 32 from the line.