NEW YORK — Ben Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists, carrying the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

Announced as the Eastern Conference player of the week during the game, Simmons got a good start on winning the next week’s award, too. He shot 12 for 14 from the field in his career-best fifth straight game with 20 or more points, finishing with his fourth triple-double of the season.

Al Horford added 19 points for the 76ers, who won their fourth consecutive game. Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson each scored 15.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points for the Nets, who played without Kyrie Irving because of hamstring tightness and lost their fourth straight. Caris LeVert had 16 points and rookie Nicolas Claxton added a career-best 15.

Nets guard Kyrie Irving did not play because of right hamstring tightness.

BUCKS 111, BULLS 98: Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point as Milwaukee won at home over Chicago to sweep the four-game season series.

Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season. He reached 10,000 points on a jump hook with 4:30 remaining in the fourth.

Khris Middleton added 24 points for Milwaukee, which has won 10 consecutive games over the Bulls dating to the 2017-18 season. That’s the Bucks’ longest winning streak over Chicago since the teams began playing in 1968.

KNICKS 106, CAVALIERS 96: Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to win in Cleveland.

New York trailed by one at halftime in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings but took over in the third quarter, outscoring Cleveland 30-14.

The Knicks led 79-64 going into the fourth and pushed the margin to 21 in the final minutes. The Cavaliers shot a season-low 34% and scored 36 points in the second half.

WIZARDS 106, PISTONS 100: Bradley Beal scored 29 points, Ian Mahinmi added 21 and Washington broke a three-game losing streak with a win at home over Detroit.

Beal passed Wes Unseld for fourth place on the team’s career scoring list.

Derrick Rose led Detroit with 21 points while Andre Drummond had 18 points and 16 rebounds. The Pistons were trying to win three games in a row for the first time this season.

There were 10 lead changes, four in succession early in the fourth quarter, and Davis Bertans’ 3-pointer with 9:02 to play gave the Wizards the lead for good.

Washington scored nine straight points to go up 95-87 with 7:06 to play. The last two points in the run came on free throws by Bertans after Pistons forward Markieff Morris was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and ejected.

Detroit has lost 10 straight games in Washington.

RAPTORS 122, HAKWS 117: Norman Powell scored 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and Toronto withstood Atlanta’s late charge to earn a road win.

Toronto led by 21 points, 112-91, before surviving a late comeback by the Hawks, who pulled within two points at 117-115. Fred VanVleet, who had 20 points, sank three free throws with 14.2 seconds remaining after he was fouled by John Collins, pushing the lead to five points.

Powell had only 10 points through three quarters before finding his 3-point range in the final period to lead Toronto’s productive second unit. The backups were on the floor when Toronto made its comeback in the third quarter and remained in the game for most of the final period.

MAGIC 106, HORNETS 83: Evan Fournier scored 26 points and Orlando won in Charlotte, handing the Hornets their seventh consecutive loss.

Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando, which closed out a six-game trip with a 3-3 record. Terrence Ross added 19 points.

The Magic shot 14 for 28 from 3-point range. Fournier made six 3s and Ross finished with five.

HEAT 118, KINGS 113: Kendrick Nunn scored 25 points, James Johnson added 22 on 9-for-11 shooting and Miami improved its NBA-best home record to 19-1 by beating Sacramento in overtime.

Goran Dragic scored 18 and Bam Adebayo finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who also lead the NBA with a 7-0 overtime record this season. The Heat have already matched last season’s home win total – Miami was 19-22 at home a season ago.

Dragic found Adebayo with a lob that set up a basket with .8 seconds left in regulation, and Adebayo – a strong All-Star candidate – scored the first four points of overtime for Miami.

PELICANS 126, GRIZZLIES 116: Jrue Holiday matched his season high with 36 points in his return after a five-game absence and New Orleans set a franchise record with 21 3-pointers, winning in Memphis, Tennessee.

New Orleans ended Memphis’ seven-game winning streak.

Holiday, who hadn’t played since Jan. 4 because of a left elbow strain, converted 12 of 18 from the field, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Brandon Ingram scored 25 points and Nicolo Melli added 15, including a trio of 3-pointers.

THUNDER 112, ROCKETS 107: Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as Oklahoma City rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat cold-shooting James Harden and host Houston.

Paul scored 27 of his 28 points in the first half against his former team. Gallinari and Dennis Schroder, who scored 17 of his 23 points after halftime, carried the Thunder after the break.

Former Thunder player Russell Westbrook had 32 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for Houston. Harden had 29 points but was astonishingly inefficient, making 1 of 17 3-point attempts, as the Rockets’ losing streak stretched to a season-high four games.


HAWKS: Chandler Parsons’ attorneys say the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered “severe and permanent injuries” in a car wreck last week that could jeopardize his career.

Attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis of the firm Morgan & Morgan say the injuries Parsons suffered in Wednesday’s crash include a traumatic brain injury, disk herniation and a torn labrum. Parsons was leaving practice when he was hit by a driver who the attorneys say was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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