NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights: Embiid, Sixers beat Towns, Wolves in OT

There were seven games on Tuesday's NBA slate, and we've got the scores and highlights from the night's action below.

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NBA scores for Tuesday, Dec. 12

Sixers beat Wolves in OT

Jimmy Butler scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, but the Sixers pulled away to beat the Timberwolves in overtime behind Joel Embiid's 28 points, 12 rebounds and career-high eight assists.

Kristaps ruins Lonzo's MSG debut

There's a first time for everything as an NBA rookie, and Lonzo Ball played in front of the Knicks' home crowd at Madison Square Garden for the first time on Tuesday, but his strong performance was overshadowed by a monster game by Kristaps Porzingis. The unicorn had 37 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to earn the Knicks the overtime win.

Lonzo throws down the lob

Usually it's Lonzo Ball throwing the alley-oops, but this time he was on the receiving end from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Embiid shows off the agility

Look, 7-footers just aren't supposed to be able to move like this. Joel Embiid is something else.

LeBron with the sick behind-the-back

How does LeBron do these things? It's probably best that we just stop asking.

Not in Kristaps' house

Kristaps Porzingis was having none of this Brandon Ingram shot attempt at MSG.

Murray takes flight

Jamal Murray went backdoor and then went to the top floor to dunk all over Pistons guard Reggie Jackson.


  • Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard made his season debut for the Spurs after missing the first 27 games with a quad injury. Oh yeah, he also knows karate now.
  • Thunder forward Paul George said he expects to be booed when he returns to Indianapolis to play his former Pacers on Wednesday.
  • The Cavaliers set a franchise record by making 10 or more 3-pointers in their 17th consecutive game on Tuesday.
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