PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored 37 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers pounded LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 143-120 on Sunday.
WASHINGTON — Kemba Walker scored 47 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from losing 130-126 to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a double-double and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 109-95 at Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day.
BOSTON — Watch video highlights from the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the hosts Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on Sunday. Celtics completely dominated the Cavaliers in a 108-83 win at home.
Al Horford scored the go-ahead basket in overtime and the Boston Celtics held off the Philadelphia 76ers 101-98 to win Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semi-final on Saturday night. Jayson Tatum had a game-high 24 points for Boston, which is one win away from advancing to the conference final.
Russell Westbrook notched his ninth triple-double, Steven Adams grabbed a double-double and Paul George won on his first visit back to the Pacers after the Thunder won 100-95.
PHILADEPHIA, Sporting Alert – Brandon Ingram scored 21 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a five-game skid with a 107-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
DALLAS, Sporting Alert – Kyrie Irving scored 47 points and the Boston Celtics rallied from another double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 in overtime for their 16th straight win on Monday night.
BOSTON, Sporting Alert – Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics extended their win streak to 15 games with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE, WI, Sporting Alert – Khris Middleton scored 27 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 99-95 on Wednesday night.
BOSTON, Sporting Alert – Despite suffering more injury difficulties, the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 on Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory.