NBA Results Live : 76ers trounces Houston Rockets, Pacers also wins

Tobias Harris scored 18 points and the Philadelphia 76ers closed the regular season by trouncing the Houston Rockets 134-96 in NBA today. 

In another NBA game today Doug McDermott scored 23 points and the Indiana Pacers beat Miami109-92 in a game delayed for several minutes late in the third quarter when Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr sprained his neck. 
 
The injury to the NBA’s reigning slam dunk champion came on a day when both teams were trying to stay as healthy as possible for their upcoming first-round playoff matchup.
 
In other results for the games played on Friday –
Raptors beat Nuggets 117-109
Clippers beat Thunders 107-103
76ers beat Rockets 134-96
Pacers beat Heat 109-92
 

NBA Results LIVE : Philadelphia 76ers trounces Houston Rockets

The 76ers and Rockets played most of their regulars for about the first 2 1/2 quarters even though both teams already were locked into playoff matchups, making Friday night’s game meaningless.

The Rockets were playing without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, who is expected to miss at least the start of the playoffs with a strained right quadriceps. The 76ers continue to play without Ben Simmons, who is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left knee Monday.

“I think for us it was important to play, to continue to play,” 76ers forward Al Horford said. “I know some teams probably didn’t play their (main) guys and things like that, but for us, we’re missing Ben. The starting lineup was shaken up. We haven’t really played with each other that much, so it was very beneficial for us to go out there today and to continue to build hat chemistry.”

NBA Playoffs LIVE : Philadelphia to play Boston Celtics, Houston face Oklahoma City

After 66 scrimmages and more than 80 seeding games and plenty of DRAMA, the matchups for the 2020 NBA playoffs are finally set.

Philadelphia begins an Eastern Conference first-round series with the Boston Celtics on Monday. Houston is facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in a Western Conference series starting Tuesday.