Suns keep Sixers winless
PHILADELPHIA—Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 points each to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers, 122-96, on Friday night.
The Sixers have lost their first 12 games and are just six losses shy of matching the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets for worst start in NBA history. Philadelphia is also three away from matching the 1972-73 team for worst start (0-15) in franchise history and could challenge that squad for the worst 82-game season (9-73) in NBA history.
The Sixers actually led 27-26 at the end of the first quarter until the Suns rolled toward the rout.
In other games, it was Wizards 91, Cavaliers 78; Magic 105, Hornets 100; Hawks 99, Pistons 89; Raptors 124, Bucks 83; Spurs 121, Timberwolves 92; Grizzlies 117, Celtics 100; Nets 94, Thunder 92; Mavericks 140, Lakers 106; Warriors 101, Jazz 88; Trail Blazers 105, Bulls 87; and Nuggets 117, Pelicans 97.
In Washington, John Wall took over in the third quarter and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds as Washington knocked LeBron James and Cleveland back below .500 with the Cavaliers’ third straight loss.
In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 as Dallas rolled past the struggling LA Lakers. AP