NBA Wrap: Sixers snap winless streak

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided going 0-19 and setting an NBA record for the worst start in history as they beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 on Tuesday. 

Robert Covington dropped 23 points for the Sixers, while five of his team-mates also made it to double figures. 

Kobe Bryant was the Lakers’ top-scorer with 20 points in his final game in Philadelphia. 

The Washington Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak and handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their first home loss of the season when they won 97-85 at the Quicken Loans Arena. 

John Wall scored 35 points for the Wizards and also dished out 10 assists. 

LeBron James starred for the Cavaliers with 24 points and 13 rebounds. 

The Brooklyn Nets secured their fourth consecutive win on home soil as they skirted past the Phoenix Suns 94-91. 

Nets center Brook Lopez continued to impress as he scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. 

Brandon Knight had a game-high 26 points, but his effort went in vain. 

The Orlando Magic held off a late charge by the Minnesota Timberwolves to win 96-93 at the Target Center. 

Nikola Vucevic recorded a double-double, which consisted of 18 points and 12 rebounds, as the Magic won their fourth straight game. 

Andrew Wiggins was the Timberwolves’ best player as he dropped 27 points on nine of 15 shooting.

Marc Gasol scored a career-high 38 points as the Memphis Grizzlies cruised past the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104. 

Gasol also pulled down 13 rebounds, dished out six assists and blocked four shots in an impressive all-round performance. 

Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans marked his comeback from knee surgery with 20 points and 10 assists. 

Deron Williams dropped 30 points as the Dallas Mavericks downed the Portland Trail Blazers 115-112 in overtime. 

Williams received some excellent support from Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 28 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists. 

Damian Lillard was the Trail Blazers’ top player with 25 points.

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