The Philadelphia 76ers went into Oklahoma City Friday night to try to beat the league's best team, but came up way short, losing 109-85. Nick Young led the Sixers with 21 points, but the team had 20 turnovers, including six courtesy of Evan Turner, who shot 2 of 7 and scored 5 points while guarding Kevin Durant (who scored 26 points on 15 shots). The Thunder shot nearly 60 percent on three-pointers — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin combined to go 8 of 8 from deep — and that's a surefire losing formula for any opponent.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic Division, the Boston Celtics took it to the Indiana Pacers, 94-75, despite Kevin Garnett getting ejected for essentially punching Tyler Hansbrough in the face in the fourth quarter. No player on the Celtics reached 20 points, but Garnett and Rajon Rondo each scored 18 and Paul Pierce and Courtney Lee scored 13 apiece.
The Brooklyn Nets barely escaped the Washington Wizards with a win, needing a Joe Johnson jump shot with less than a second left in double overtime in order to avoid losing to the team with the NBA's worst record. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 27 points and 13 rebounds, though he also had 7 turnovers. Deron Williams scored 24 points and had 10 assists and 7 rebounds.
Here are the other scores from around the league Friday:
Sacramento Kings 105, Toronto Raptors 96
Los Angeles Clippers 107, Los Angeles Lakers 102
Chicago Bulls 96, Miami Heat 89
Detroit Pistons 85, Atlanta Hawks 84
Cleveland Cavaliers 106, Charlotte Bobcats 104
Portland Trail Blazers 86, Memphis Grizzlies 84
Utah Jazz 87, Phoenix Suns 80
Houston Rockets 115, Milwaukee Bucks 101