Embiid's double-double powers 76ers past Knicks

Sixers’ Jimmy Butler dismisses previous reports that he preferred Knicks as a trade destination ‘I’m loving it here

Sixers’ Jimmy Butler dismisses previous reports that he preferred Knicks as a trade destination ‘I’m loving it here

NY (7-15) fell behind 51-43 at the half and even rookie guard Allonzo Trier's team-high 24 points was not enough as his fellow Arizona Wildcat alum Stanley Johnson had 21 points off the bench to complement Blake Griffin's 30 points in the seven-point loss.

Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 26 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in the 26-point win.

The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-15) are hoping to get some more young players, and appear to be zeroing in on Philadelphia 76ers G Markelle Fultz to get started.

The 76ers are now 7-2 since acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Timberwolves.

More impressively though, with the win at Wells Fargo Center, the 76ers are now 11-1 on their home court.

Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, while Australian swingman Joe Ingles chimed in with seven points, seven rebounds and five assists. "We're further along in the season". Jimmy is adapting a lot better, adapting to our plays defensively, our calls.

"You just try not to get seduced by our success", Fizdale told reporters at the team's morning shootaround.

Russell Westbrook moved into a tie for third place for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a regular-season sweep of the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers with a 100-83 victory.

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in a 116-113 win over the Bulls.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard hit 41 points, including a franchise-record 10 three-pointers, in a 115-112 defeat of the Orlando Magic while the Dallas Mavericks beat Houston 128-108 despite a triple-double by Rockets star James Harden.

Anthony Davis had 28 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in the Pelicans' 125-104 win over the Wizards.

Nets guard D'Angelo Russell was prevalent in the Brooklyn offense on Wednesday, but maybe he shouldn't have been. He finished 6-of-25 shooting and the team was minus-13 with him on the floor in a 101-91 loss to the Jazz.

Timberwolves forward Josh Okogie threw one down in the Timberwolves' 128-89 win over the Spurs. It is Kawhi Leonard against Kevin Durant.

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