Philadelphia • Ben Simmons had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth triple-double of the season to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. night.
Darío Saric added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Joel Embiid had 22 points for the 76ers, who have won seven of 10.
Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Zach LaVine had 21 for the Bulls.
Philadelphia played without the guards JJ Redick (left leg), TJ McConnell (staff) and Jerryd Bayless (left wrist), but Simmons took over.
The rookie was just two assists in a triple-double in the first half when he helped the 76ers to a 55-41 lead at halftime. with 11 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. His fatal blow with 7:40 to play in the third quarter was part of a dominant period for Philadelphia.
Rockets 104, Mavericks 97 • In Dallas, James Harden scored 25 points after being named the sixth right-hand side of the Western Conference and the Houston Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks.
Trevor Ariza scored 23 points for the Rockets who beat their Texas rivals for the sixth time in a row, a streak that began with a four-game sweep last season. Houston won its fourth consecutive game and seventh in the last nine.
Eric Gordon scored 17 points with 4 of 7 shots from the 3-point range. Houston, leader of the southwest division, rose and fell beyond the arch, going 10 of 14 in the first quarter and 2 of 15 in the second. The Rockets finished two shy of their season high of 3s, scoring 21 of 51.
Wesley Matthews tied his season best with 29 points for the Mavericks, who lost for the seventh time in 10 games since their best game it's from the season. winning streak that helped get them out of the last place in the West.
Spurs 108, Grizzlies 85 • In Memphis, Tenn., Pau Gasol finished a short double triple assist, Patty Mills scored 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies.
Gasol had 14 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and Bryn Forbes and Danny Green also finished with 14 points apiece. Davis Bertans and Dejounte Murray had 11 points each.
Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Deyonta Davis added 12 points as the Grizzlies were hampered by 43 percent shooting, including 2 of 18 from outside the goal. and 17 balloon deliveries.
Between illness and rest, each team dropped at least four players, creating some improvised alignments. Spurs leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge took the night off to rest.
Pelicans 101, Hornets 96 • In Charlotte, North Carolina, Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis scored 19 points apiece, DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated to the Charlotte Hornets for their sixth win in the last seven games.
Cousins had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans.
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds in his thousandth career game to lead the Hornets, who fell to 2-2 in the five-game homestand.
Holiday made a couple of driving trays at the end of the fourth quarter to help ignite the pelicans.
With 2:14 left, Vacations drove to the left across the lane and made a tough shot over Nic Batum. After a trade for the Hornets, Holiday took Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to the hole and scored again.
Batum responded with a 3 from the wing to cut the lead to one with a minute remaining, but that was as close as the Hornets would get.
Pacers 116, Suns 101 • In Indianapolis, Thaddeus Young scored 22 points, Victor Oladipo had 21 points and nine assists and the Indiana Pacers moved away from the Phoenix Suns.
The Pacers have won five of six, defeating the Suns for the second time in 10 days.
Josh Jackson had 20 points, while Greg Monroe had 16 points and 17 rebounds, the all-time high of the season, to lead Phoenix, which never came and did not come close to 10 during the final three quarters. The Suns have lost two games in a row and five of six.
Indiana sealed it by closing the first half with a burst of 13-4 to put the score 63-44. He opened the second half with a 16-2 run to make it 79-46 with 9:20 to play.
Devin Booker and Troy Daniels scored 19 points apiece.
Raptors 108, Hawks 93 • In Atlanta, Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the rested Toronto Raptors used strong 3-pointers to beat the Atlanta Hawks.
Playing in their first game since Saturday's loss in Minnesota, Toronto converted 14 three-pointers, including eight in the first half. The Raptors improved to 25-6 by making at least 10 3s this season.
Fred VanVleet added 19 points from the bench and All-Star starter DeMar DeRozan had 14 and Toronto moved to 3-0 against Atlanta this season. The Raptors won the first two games of the season series by an average of 23.5 points and were even more dominant in the third of four games between the teams.
Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 20 points, and John Collins had 13 points and 16 rebounds in his career.