NBA scores, highlights, updates: Celtics beat Raptors in possible playoff preview; Butler gets first win with 76ers


The NBA has an eight-game slate on Friday with a large amount of focus on the Eastern Conference when the action gets underway. The Boston Celtics avenged an early-season loss to the Toronto Raptors in a battle between two of the elite teams in the conference. 

In addition, Jimmy Butler got his first win as a member of the Sixers against one of the most exciting teams in the Western Conference in the Utah Jazz.

Here’s everything you need to know from Friday’s action.

NBA scores for Friday, Nov. 16

All times Eastern

  • Boston Celtics 123, Toronto Raptors 116 — OT (Box Score)
  • Philadelphia 76ers 113, Utah Jazz 107 (Box Score)  
  • Brooklyn Nets 115, Washington Wizards 104 (Box Score
  • Indiana Pacers 99, Miami Heat 91 (Box Score)  
  • Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — fuboTV (free trial – NBA League Pass add-on available)  
  • Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — fuboTV (free trial – NBA League Pass add-on available)  
  • New York Knicks at New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — fuboTV (free trial – NBA League Pass add-on available)  
  • Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks, 9:30 p.m. (GameTracker) — ESPN

Kyrie takes over in Celtics win

Kyrie Irving just wouldn’t let the Celtics lose on Friday. He put up 43 points and 11 assists, outdueling Kawhi Leonard in Boston’s overtime win. Leonard was no slouch himself, scoring 31 points and pulling down 15 rebounds in the loss.

Horford swats Ibaka, Rozier finishes

As Boston looked to defeat Toronto for the first time this season, Al Horford swatted Serge Ibaka and Terry Rozier finished it on the other end for a layup.

AD dunks all over Kanter

Anthony Davis doesn’t care if Enes Kanter is 6-foot-11. He made him feel like a little man on this alley-oop dunk.  

Fultz with another odd free throw

And in what continues to be one of the most bizarre stories in recent memory, former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is still having problems with his free throw mechanics.

Irving gets steal and spins

The Celtics are looking to avenge their loss versus the Raptors from earlier this season and Kyrie Irving got them off to a fast start as you can see on this steal and finish below.

Butler gets first bucket at home

Although Jimmy Butler’s Philadelphia 76ers debut ended with a loss in Orlando, he got off to a strong start with his first-ever basket at Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Sixers.

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