The Los Angeles Lakers’ record-breaking winning streak on the road ended as the Philadelphia 76ers earned a thrilling 107-106 victory at Wells Fargo Center.
In a fixture that saw the Eastern Conference leaders face their Western Conference counterparts, Joel Embiid’s 28 points edged the 76ers to the win. It ended the NBA champions’ run of 10 wins on the road, which is a franchise record.
Utah Jazz moved top in the western conference after a 116-104 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
The Indiana Pacers are third in the East after a 116-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets Denver Nuggets sit forth in the West after moving to five straight wins with an impressive 109-82 victory over the Miami Heat.
Milwaukee Bucks beat Toronto Raptors to sit second in the East behind the 76ers. The Brooklyn Nets called on their ‘big three’ as Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving starred in a 132-128 overtime-win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Durant scored 32 points, Harden managed 31 points and 15 assists, and Irving scored 26 points of his own as the Nets moved fourth in the Eastern Conference with a third win in a row.
In other results on a busy Wednesday night across the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the Detroit Pistons 122-107, all five Sacramento Kings starters scored double figures as they beat the Orlando Magic 121-107, and the San Antonio Spurs edged to a thrilling 110-106 victory over the Boston Celtics.