UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat won an NBA battle of Eastern Conference division leaders while dealing the Philadelphia 76ers their first loss of the season.
Kendrick Nunn scored 26 points and Bama Adebayo added 23 as the Heat downed the Sixers, 108-104. Duncan Robinson had 15 points for Miami, including a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to put the Heat ahead by 14.
The 76ers had been 14-0 at home, including a 113-86 victory over the Heat last month.
Joel Embiid had 22 points and 19 rebounds after missing the Sixers’ previous game due to an upper respiratory illness.
The outcome drops Philadelphia into a first-place tie with Toronto in the Atlantic Division. Miami is 20-8 and leads the Southeast Division by eight games over Orlando.
Checking out Wednesday’s other NBA action:
— Kemba Walker delivered 32 points and Jaylen Brown had 26 as the Celtics defeated the short-handed Mavericks, 109-103. Jayson Tatum added 24 points for Boston, which held Dallas 15 points below its season average. Luka Doncic sat out his second straight game for the Mavericks with a right ankle sprain.
— Jamal Murray and Paul Millsap helped fuel a 24-0 run in the third quarter as the Nuggets turned a 69-50 deficit into a 113-104 triumph over the Magic. Murray finished with 33 points, including 13 in the pivotal third quarter. Millsap scored 14 of his 15 points during the third in his return from a strained quadriceps.
— Kyle Lowry recorded a triple-double of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in leading the Raptors to a 112-99 win over the Pistons. Toronto played without guard Fred VanVleet because of right knee injury and finished without center Marc Gasol due to a strained left hamstring suffered in the first quarter.
— The Trail Blazers earned a 122-112 win over the Warriors as Damian Lillard had 31 points and a season-high 13 assists. Hassan Whiteside chipped in 16 points and 23 rebounds for Portland, while teammate CJ McCollum provided 30 points.
— Dennis Schroder dropped in 31 points and the Thunder overcame a 24-point deficit to beat the Grizzlies, 126-122. Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each scored 20 points for Oklahoma City, which came back from 26 points down to beat Chicago on Monday.
— Wendell Carter Jr. hit a layup with 9.1 seconds left in overtime to complete the Bulls’ rally from an 18-point, fourth-quarter deficit in a 110-109 triumph over the Wizards. Lauri Markkanen had 31 points and nine rebounds for Chicago, which closed out regulation on a 21-3 run.
— The Pelicans’ team-record 13-game losing streak is over after Brandon Ingram scored 34 points in a 107-99 downing of the Timberwolves. Jrue Holiday had 18 points and Lonzo Ball added 10 points, six rebounds and six assists off the bench as New Orleans dealt Minnesota its seventh straight loss.
— Cleveland won for just the third time in its last 19 games as Collin Sexton scored 23 points and Cedi Osman had 18 in the Cavaliers’ 100-98 victory over the Hornets. The Cavs wasted most of a 24-point lead in the second half and had to withstand Terry Rozier’s career-high 35 points for Charlotte, including five 3-pointers in the final period.