NBA roundup: Sixers clinch top seed in East with win

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Seth Curry scored 20 points, Shake Milton added 15 and the host Philadelphia 76ers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 122-97 victory over the undermanned Orlando Magic on Friday.

Joel Embiid contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds while Ben Simmons had 13 points and nine assists for the Sixers, who will complete the 72-game regular season with another game against the Magic on Sunday. The Sixers played without key reserve Dwight Howard, who was suspended after being assessed his league-high 16th technical foul on Thursday.

Ignas Brazdeikis led the reeling Magic (21-50) with a career-high 21 points, while R.J. Hampton added 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Chasson Randle also scored 12 points.

Cole Anthony and Mo Bamba had 11 each for the Magic, who have dropped six in a row. Dwayne Bacon went 0 for 11 from the field but made all four free throws.

Luka Doncic recorded his 11th triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, and host Dallas held off Toronto to clinch a playoff spot.

Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavericks with 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith went 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points. Jalen Brunson went 8-of-11 from the floor for 19 points with five rebounds and four assists off the bench.

Toronto rookie Jalen Harris, who scored a season-high 17 points on Thursday at Chicago, soared past that mark Friday with a game-high 31 points. Fellow rookie Malachi Flynn posted a season-high 26 points, while Stanley Johnson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds on Friday.

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