Embiid hits late 3 in OT, 76ers beat Raptors for 3-0 lead
TORONTO (AP) — Joel Embiid made a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 104-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night and a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.
After 76ers coach Doc Rivers called a timeout to save the possession as the shot clock was running down, Embiid took an inbounds pass from Danny Green with 0.9 seconds left on the shot clock and hit a turnaround shot from near the sideline.
Toronto’s OG Anunoby couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer.
Embiid had 33 points and 13 rebounds, helping the 76ers rally from a 17-point deficit. James Harden had 19 points and 10 assists before fouling out in the closing seconds of regulation.
Tyrese Maxey scored 19 points and Tobias Harris had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers, They can wrap up the series in Game 4 on Saturday.
Anunoby scored 26 points for Toronto. Gary Trent Jr. had a playoff-high 24.
CELTICS 114, NETS 107
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and Boston overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Brooklyn for a 2-0 series lead.
Jayson Tatum added 19 points for the Celtics, who held Kevin Durant without a basket in the second half. Al Horford scored 16 points, Daniel Theis had 15 and Payton Pritchard scored eight of his 10 in the final period.
Durant finished with 27 points but struggled from the field for the second straight game, shooting 4 of 17. Kyrie Irving had just 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting a day after being fined $50,000 for directing obscene gestures and profane language at Celtics fans during Game 1.
The series shifts to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Saturday night.
BULLS 114, BUCKS 110
MILWAUKEE (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a career playoff-high 41 points and Chicago outlasted defending champion Milwaukee in Game 2 to tie the series.
Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and 13 rebounds, ande Zach LaVine had 20 points as the Bulls beat the Bucks for just the second time in their last 19 meetings. Game 3 is Friday night in Chicago.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists for Milwaukee. He increased his career postseason point total to 1,715 to overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,692) for the most in Bucks history.
Brook Lopez added 25 points for the Bucks. Bobby Portis left with a right eye abrasion after the first quarter, and Khris Middleton exited with a sore left knee after slipping midway through the fourth quarter.