Landry Shamet, 76ers shoot past Wizards

Rookie Landry Shamet set NBA career highs with eight three-pointers and 29 points to carry the Philadelphia 76ers past the Washington Wizards 132-115.

Shamet, whose previous career high was 17 points, knocked down eight of 14 shots from three-point range to set a Sixers rookie record on Tuesday.

Landry Shamet scored a career-high 29 points against the Wizards.Credit:AP

Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his league-leading 35th double-double and ninth in a row.

Jimmy Butler added 20 points while Australia's Ben Simmons contributed 17 points and nine assists as the 76ers extended their winning streak to four.

Shamet made four three-pointers in the first half, and the Sixers bolted to a decisive 68-45 advantage at half-time.

In Miami, Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, and his basket with 2.4 seconds left put the western conference-leading Denver Nuggets ahead in their 103-99 win over the Heat.

Elsewhere, Serge Ibaka scored the winning basket with 17 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors won their sixth straight home game, 104-101 over the Atlanta Hawks.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Lowry scored 16 points as the Raptors earned their sixth consecutive win over the Hawks.

Former Raptors star Vince Carter launched a long 3-point try that fell short at the buzzer.

Thaddeus Young matched his season best of 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 as the Indiana Pacers held on for a 123-115 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have now lost 10 straight.

Reuters

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