PHILADELPHIA — J.J. Redick scored 18 points Sunday and the Philadelphia 76ers matched a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, 109-97 over the Dallas Mavericks.

Ben Simmons added 16 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Robert Covington had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Two years after going 10-72, the Sixers (50-30) clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and secured their first 50-victory season since Allen Iverson’s 2000-01 team lost in the F inals.

The only other time the Sixers won 14 straight in a single season, Dr. J and Moses Malone delivered Philadelphia its last NBA title in 1983.

Harrison Barnes scored 21 points on 9-of-25 shooting, and Dennis Smith Jr. added 20 points for the Mavericks, who have lost three straight and 6 of 7.

The undermanned Mavs were no match for the Sixers, who won their sixth straight without the injured Joel Embiid and moved a game ahead of idle Cleveland for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with two games left.

RAPTORS 112, MAGIC 101: C.J. Miles scored 22 points, O.G. Anunoby had a career-high 21 and Toronto won at home.

Serge Ibaka scored 13 points, and Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright each had 12. The Raptors closed out their home schedule by extending their franchise records for wins (58) and home wins (34).

After clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference on Friday night with a win over Indiana, the Raptors gave guard DeMar DeRozan and center Jonas Valanciunas the night off. Toronto will rest players again Monday night at Detroit, then return to full strength Wednesday night for the regular-season finale at Miami.

JAZZ 112, LAKERS 97: Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points at Los Angeles to help Utah clinch a playoff berth.

Utah is the fourth team in the crowded Western Conference to lock up a postseason spot, with five teams still in the running for the other four positions before the regular season ends Wednesday.

Mitchell also had nine rebounds and eight assists, and Joe Ingles had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists. Jae Crowder added 18 points coming off the bench.

PACERS 123, HORNETS 117: Domantas Sabonis scored a career-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 27 points on 12-of-15 shooting and Indiana won at Charlotte, North Carolina, to keep alive its slim hopes of winning the Central Division title.

Lance Stephenson had 10 rebounds, 10 assists and eight points for the Pacers, who have won seven of their last nine games.

Rookie Malik Monk, coming off a career-high 26-point effort, led the Hornets with 22 points in their final home game of the season.

GRIZZLIES 130, PISTONS 117: MarShon Brooks scored 25 points, Dillon Brooks added 22 and Memphis won at home to snap a four-game losing streak.

Marc Gasol and Kobi Simmons added 20 points apiece for Memphis. Gasol also had nine rebounds and nine assists.

Anthony Tolliver led the Pistons with 19 points and Luke Kennard added 18, including making all four of his shots from outside the arc. Henry Ellenson had a career-high 17 points.

The game featured 3-point sprees, both teams reaching season highs on made shots from beyond the arc. Memphis made 16 and the Pistons made 23, the highest by a Grizzlies opponent this season.


HORNETS: Charlotte hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager.

The team owner, Michael Jordan, called Kupchak, a fellow former North Carolina Tar Heel, a “proven winner” in a statement.

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