NBA: Korkmaz's hot streak continues, scores 30+ again
Turkish shooting guard comes off bench, score 30+ for two games in row to help 76ers beat Bulls 118-111
The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Chicago Bulls 118-111 for another home win Sunday night, as Turkish international Furkan Korkmaz again scored 30+ points coming off the bench.
Korkmaz scored 31 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, maintaining his hot form after scoring a career-high 34 points over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
In his last two games, Korkmaz scored played 61 minutes, scored 65 points with 12/14 from two pointers, 13/20 from the three-point line.
76ers social media account on Twitter was also hyped about Korkmaz's latest performance, it said: "From all of us. Thank you,
76ers big man Joel Embiid posted a double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds while Ben Simmons dropped a triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers to improve their home record to 24-2.
On the losing side, Zach LaVine was the highest scorer on the court with 32 points, while Luke Kornet added 25.
The Bulls suffered their fifth consecutive loss, having a 19-35 win/loss record in the Eastern Conference.
Sixers, meanwhile, improved to 33 wins and 21 defeats with this victory.
Bogdanovic wins it for Jazz against Rockets
The Utah Jazz managed to beat the Houston Rockets 114-113 in an away game, thanks to the buzzer-beating three-pointer by Bojan Bogdanovic.
Rockets' P.J. Tucker hit a three-point shot with 1.6 seconds to go in the match, giving his team a 113-111 lead.
But the man of the hour was Bogdanovic, despite playing with 5 points prior to his game-winning shot, as he hit a miraculous three-pointer over two defenders to win the game.
Jordan Clarkson scored 30 points off the bench for the Jazz, All-Star Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, All-Star Rudy Gobert played with 12 points and 15 rebounds.
For the Rockets, Westbrook scored 39 points, James Harden had a triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The Jazz are now in the 4th spot in Western Conference with 34-18 win/loss record, while the Rockets are at 5th spot with 33 wins and 20 losses.
Here are the Sunday night results in the NBA:
*Oklahoma City Thunder - Boston Celtics: 111-112
*Atlanta Hawks - New York Knicks: 140-135
*Philadelphia 76ers - Chicago Bulls: 118-111
*Washington Wizards - Memphis Grizzlies: 99-106
*Houston Rockets - Utah Jazz: 113-114
*Cleveland Cavaliers - Los Angeles Clippers: 92-133
*Portland Trail Blazers - Miami Heat: 115-109
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