NBA Wrap: Sixers’ woes continue

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to make history for all the wrong reasons as they were defeated 116-114 by the Houston Rockets on Friday. 

The 76ers are now on a 27-game losing streak stretching back to last season, which is the longest winless streak in USA sports history. 

James Harden was the standout player for the Rockets as he scored 50 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists. 

LeBron James scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-90.

James was well supported by power forward Kevin Love, who finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds. 

Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was the top-scorer for his side with 18 points. 

Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton scored 22 points and dished out 10 assists to lead his side to a 114-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jerryd Bayliss dropped 17 points apiece for the Bucks. 

The Boston Celtics proved to be too much for the Washington Wizards to handle as they cruised to a 111-78 victory.

Despite not being the top-scorer center Jared Sullinger was the Celtics’ best player as he scored 18 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. 

Jared Dudley starred for the Wizards with 19 points. 

Gerald Green scored 25 points as the Miami Heat demolished the New York Knicks 97-78.

Green received some excellent support from Chris Bosh, who dropped 20 points. 

Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis scored 11 points each for the Knicks. 

A 33-point night from Paul George was enough to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 104-92 win over the Chicago Bulls

Nikola Mirotic scored a valiant 25 points on eight of 14 shooting in his side’s loss. 

An all-round team performance by the Atlanta Hawks saw them ease their way to a 116-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies

Hawks power forward Paul Millsap had a double-double, which consisted of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Mike Conley was the Grizzlies’ top-scorer with 16 points. 

Kevin Durant dropped 34 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder downed the Detroit Pistons 103-87. 

Marcus Morris scored a team-high 17 points for the Pistons. 

Kawhi Leonard continued to impress as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 91-80. 

Leonard finished with 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting, seven rebounds, six assists and five blocks. 

Danilo Gallinari was the Nuggets’ best player with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  

The Golden State Warriors continued their winning form with a 135-116 demolition of the Phoenix Suns

Stephen Curry was once again the main man for the Warrirors, scoring 41 points while assisting eight and claiming six rebounds. 

TJ Warren added 28 points to the Suns' cause, as well as a pair of assists and six rebounds.

Minnesota Timberwolves recorded a 101-91 victory against the Sacramento Kings, with Zach LaVine adding 19 points and eight rebounds. Rajon Rondo scored 16 points and assisted 16 in a losing cause.

The final match of the evening saw the LA Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 111-90.

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