Three former University of Tennessee basketball players competed in the NBA on Friday. Two more were inactive and one was not playing by decision of a coach.
In Philadelphia, the 76ers defeated Boston, 111-99, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Tobias Harris started as a Philadelphia striker and played 39 minutes. He had 17 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Harris made 7 of 15 from the ground, 1 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.
Debutant Jaden Springer was inactive for the 76ers.
Josh Richardson and Grant Williams appeared from the Celtics bench.
Richardson recorded 18 minutes and had five points, four rebounds and one assist. It was 1 of 3 from the ground, 1 of 1 long distance and 2 of 2 from the foul line.
Williams played 14 minutes and had five points, five rebounds and two assists. He passed 2 of 3 from the ground and 1 of 2 from beyond the 3-point arc.
In Charlotte, Orlando defeated the Hornets, 116-109, at the Spectrum Center.
Admiral Schofield did not play due to a coach’s decision.
Yves Pons was inactive for Memphis in their 112-85 loss to the Mavericks at the FedEx Forum.
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