Simmons' big assist as 76ers belt Cavs

John Salvado
Ben Simmons and his Philadelphia 76ers were too strong Matthew Dellavedova's Cleveland

Ben Simmons has produced a double-double in reduced minutes as his Philadephia 76ers smacked Cleveland Cavaliers 114-95 to end a poor NBA road trip on a high note.

The Australian racked up a season-high 11 assists to go with his 10 points in just 26 minutes on court.

Philadelphia (8-5) had lost five of their past seven going into the game, including consecutive losses in Orlando and Oklahoma City.

Cleveland (4-8) almost pulled off an upset in Philadelphia last week before falling 98-97.

But the 76ers quickly squashed any hope of a repeat in Cleveland on Sunday as they shredded the Cavaliers' defence with 33 assists on 46 baskets.

Forward Tobias Harris led the scoring for the 76ers with 27 points and Joel Embiid added 14, while Simmons and three other teammates were also in double figures.

Collin Sexton led the hosts with 17 points, while Jordan Clarkson added 15 for the Cavaliers, who have dropped three in a row.

Boston Celtics' winning streak of 10 came to an end as Sacramento Kings recorded a 100-99 win.

Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points to lead the Kings (5-7) to the home victory.

Marcus Smart missed the winning shot for Boston (10-2) as the buzzer sounded.

LeBron James scored 12 of his 33 points during a breathtaking opening nine minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers, who raced to a 25-point lead and handed Atlanta their second ugly loss in 24 hours at Staples Center.

The Lakers cruised home to a 122-101 victory.

Trae Young scored 31 for the Hawks, who were routed 150-101 on Saturday night by the Clippers.

Jamal Murray dropped a season-best 39 points in a 131-114 road victory for Denver Nuggets over Memphis Grizzlies.

Paul Millsap had 23 points and Juancho Hernangomez 15 to help Denver (9-3) win for the sixth time in seven games.

In Florida, Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 17 rebounds while Evan Fournier added 25 points and nine assists to help Orlando Magic to a 125-121 win over Washington Wizards.

Markelle Fultz scored 19 points and Terrance Ross added 15 as Orlando (6-7) recorded their fourth victory in five games.

Bradley Beal had 34 points and eight assists for the Wizards (3-8) who have dropped four of their past five.

J.J. Redick hit six 3-pointers in his tally of 26 points to help New Orleans Pelicans to a 108-100 victory over Golden State Warriors.

Jrue Holiday had 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the home side.