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Wall leads Wizards over 76ers in overtime

Wall leads Wizards over 76ers in overtime

John Wall starred in his home debut, leading the Washington Wizards to a 116-115 overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday and getting the better of Evan Turner in the first clash of the two top picks in this year's draft.
Cartier Martin caught Wall's inbound pass and hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
No. 1 choice Wall had 29 points, 13 assists, nine steals and eight turnovers, helping the Wizards to their first win of the season after two defeats.
No. 2 pick Turner, who came off the bench and wasn't a factor until the second half, scored all of his nine points in the fourth quarter and finished with six rebounds for the 76ers, who are 0-4 for the first time since 2001-02.
Lou Williams led the 76ers with 30 points.
Celtics 109, Pistons 86
In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Rajon Rondo had nine points and 17 assists to lead Boston over Detroit.
Rondo, who had a triple-double with 24 assists Friday against New York, has 67 assists through Boston's first four games.
Kevin Garnett scored 22 points for Boston, which won easily despite Shaquille O'Neal's absence because of a bruised knee. The Celtics hardly missed him against the undersized Pistons, who are off to their first 0-4 start since 1999-2000.
Charlie Villanueva scored 17 points for Detroit, which played without Richard Hamilton, who was out with a sore right foot.
Lakers 124, Grizzlies 105
In Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored all of his 23 points in the first half to set up Los Angeles' win over Memphis.
Pau Gasol added 21 points and 13 rebounds for unbeaten Los Angeles, while Bryant fell one minute short of matching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the Lakers' franchise leader in minutes played.
Rudy Gay scored 30 points for Memphis, and Mike Conley had 16 points and eight assists after agreeing to a five-year, $40 million contract extension earlier in the day.
Hawks 100, Cavaliers 88
In Cleveland, Atlanta became the only undefeated team in the Eastern Conference by downing Cleveland.
Marvin Williams scored 22 points, and Al Horford added 16 and 12 rebounds for Atlanta, which improved to 3-0 on the road and snapped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland.
J.J. Hickson scored a career-high 31 points for the Cavs, who have dropped three straight since knocking off Boston in the season opener.
Heat 129, Timberwolves 97
In Miami, the hosts rolled to their fourth straight win by crushing Minnesota.
Dwyane Wade had 26 points, while LeBron James added 20 points and a game-high 12 assists _ the most ever by a Heat forward, according to STATS LLC.
Wade made 12 of 17 shots in just 24 minutes for Miami, which has outscored opponents by 22.8 points per game since losing the season-opener in Boston last week.
Kevin Love led Minnesota with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting.
Trail Blazers 90, Bucks 76
In Milwaukee, Portland downed Milwaukee to end its four-game road trip on a winning note.
Leading 47-45 at halftime, Portland capitalized on the Bucks' poor shooting and porous defense to outscore Milwaukee 26-17 and take a 73-62 lead into the final quarter. It was the first time that the Blazers led going into the final period this season.
Wes Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half while Brandon Roy added 17 points for a Portland team playing its third game in four nights.
Corey Maggette led the Bucks with 16 points.
Magic at Knicks, ppd.
In New York, the Orlando-New York game at Madison Square Garden was postponed because of safety concerns after debris fell into the arena during overnight cleaning of asbestos-related materials.
Saying it was using "an abundance of caution," MSG released a statement said it wouldn't reopen the building until it was assured the arena was safe.


Updated : 2021-01-22 06:05 GMT+08:00