Rockets Soar Over Nuggets, 76ers Triumph Over Pacers in NBA Action

The Houston Rockets win their sixth straight NBA victory with a hard-fought win over the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic made a 36-point triple-double for Denver in the 107-104 game. The Rockets improved to 6-3 after only getting 22 wins last year. Fred VanVleet scored 26 points and Alperen Sengun added 23. Elsewhere, Philadelphia’s Tyrese Maxey scored a career-high 50 points in a 137-126 win over the Indiana Pacers. The game also saw Kyrie Irving make seven of 10 three-pointers in the Dallas Mavericks’ 136-124 victory over New Orleans, as well as Miami’s Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo combining for 50 points in the Heat’s 118-113 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Kelly Oubre’s road accident was a somber note for the Sixers. The 76ers’ win was important, especially after the accident involving Oubre. Luka Doncic scored 30 points for the Mavs, while the Heat defeated the Spurs. The Grizzlies beat the Clippers 105-101, and Jalen Williams scored 25 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 111-99 victory over Kevin Durant and the Suns in Phoenix.