NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights: Embiid, Sixers beat Towns, Wolves in OT
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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
- New York Knicks 113, Los Angeles Lakers 109, OT (box score)
- Denver Nuggets 103, Detroit Pistons 84 (box score)
- Cleveland Cavaliers 123, Atlanta Hawks 114 (box score)
- Brooklyn Nets 103, Washington Wizards 98 (box score)
- Dallas Mavericks 95, San Antonio Spurs 89 (box score)
- Philadelphia 76ers 118, Minnesota Timberwolves 112 (box score)
- Sacramento Kings 99, Phoenix Suns 92 (box score)
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
- 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 .
- Thunder forward Paul George said he 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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