April 3 – Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 17 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Joel Embiid added 24 points in his return to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-105 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.

Embiid had not played since Jan. 30 due to left meniscus surgery. Before his injury, Embiid was leading the league in scoring at 35.3 points per game, along with 11.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

On Tuesday, Embiid was 12-for-12 from the free-throw line with seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. He scored 10 of his points in the fourth quarter, when Philadelphia outscored the Thunder 36-25.

The loss was just the third in 10 games for the Thunder. Chet Holmgren led the Thunder with 22 points, while Luguentz Dort and Aaron Wiggins added 15 each. Jaylin Williams notched a career-high 12 assists.

Lakers 128, Raptors 111

D’Angelo Russell had 25 points and seven assists, LeBron James added 23 points and nine assists, and visiting Los Angeles defeated Toronto.

Anthony Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who are 4-1 on their six-game road trip. Rui Hachimura scored 14 points as Los Angeles won for the seventh time in eight games. Max Christie scored 12 points off the bench.

It was the 14th loss in a row for the Raptors. RJ Barrett scored 28 points to lead Toronto. Immanuel Quickley added 20 points. Kelly Olynyk and Gradey Dick each scored 14 points.

Nuggets 110, Spurs 105

Nikola Jokic put up 42 points and hauled in 16 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 23 points and host Denver moved back atop the West Conference by beating San Antonio.

Jokic, who also had six assists, passed Carmelo Anthony for third on Denver’s all-time scoring list with 13,978 points. Michael Porter Jr. scored 15 and had a career-high 16 rebounds. Denver moved ahead of Oklahoma City in the West.

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