National Basketball Association wrap: Sparks fly in final seconds of 76ers' win over Cavaliers

Posted March 03, 2018

After Embiid sscored 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Sixers to the win, Embiid tweeted a picture of him and Lebron James.

CJ McCollum added 19 points and Jusuf Nurkic and Shabazz Napier 16 apiece for the Trail Blazers (36-26), who won their fifth straight game overall and 12th of 13 at home.

The Cavaliers struggled Thursday against the 76ers, falling, 108-97, but LeBron James took the high road and made a classy move after the game sending praise to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

Though things did get interesting in the waning seconds of the game, after Jordan Clarkson threw the basketball at Dario Saric for a last-second dunk, this game was never close and should help to return some confidence to Sixers fans after a two-game skid.

"If anybody say different, that they wouldn't have did that, that they'd have did something different, or anything else, they lying", he told reporters.

"Listen, man, it's all part of the game", James said.

"I was surprised", he said of Clarkson's reaction.

"I think they came in and played well, but we had some missed opportunities".

The Cavaliers really could have used Isaiah Thomas Thursday as he put up 29 points and six assists for the Lakers in a 131-113 win over the Heat.

Damian Lillard shook off a poor shooting start to score 35 points as host Portland rallied for a victory over Minnesota.

Harden is averaging a league-leading 31.3 points along with 8.9 assists and 5.2 rebounds, and his team have the best record (48-13).

Veteran Dwyane Wade, who drained the game-winner against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, delivered another vintage performance in his 7th game back with the Heat since he was traded from Cleveland. "Instead of trying to make the spectacular passes we were just making the simple one and that's what a lot of times leads to good, open rhythm shots - and we were able to make some of those".