76ers 120, Magic 114
Behind 21 points and seven rebounds from Joel Embiid, Philadelphia earned its second win of the preseason. Four other Sixers scored in double figures, with second-year wing Furkan Korkmaz adding 18 points while JJ Redick, Markelle Fultz and rookie Landry Shamet each finished with 12 points. 2018 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons added nine points and seven assists in 21 minutes of action.
Philly will travel to China where it plays the first of two games against Dallas on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Orlando was led by centre Nikola Vucevic, who scored 20 points and grabbed five boards in the loss. Terrence Ross (13), D.J. Augustin (12), No. 6 overall pick Mo Bamba (12), Isaiah Briscoe (11) and Aaron Gordon (10) also finished in double figures. The Magic's next game is against Brazillian club Flamengo on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. ET.
Knicks 124, Wizards 121 (OT)
In the first preseason action of his young career, Knicks rookie Kevin Knox finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in just over 26 minutes. Damyean Dotson led the Knicks with 14 points, while Allonzo Trier (13), Lance Thomas (12), and Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) also scored in double figures. New York next plays on Wednesday when it visits the Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Dwight Howard sat out, All-Star guard John Wall scored six points while playing less than 10 minutes and the Wizards other All-Star, Bradley Beal, finished with 11 points (on 3-for-12) shooting in the preseason opener. It was a balanced attack for Washington, with Kelly Oubre Jr. (15), Jordan McRae (14), Otto Porter Jr. (13), Tomas Satoransky (12) and Jason Smith (10) all scoring in double figures.
The Wizards take the floor again on Friday when they host the Miami Heat at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Hawks 116, Pelicans 102
Trae Young struggled from the field (5-for-16), but finished with 11 points and eight assists in his first preseason action. DeAndre' Bembry (20) and second-year big man John Collins (18) carried most of the offensive load for Atlanta in the win. 41-year-old Vince Carter finished with seven points in his first game as a Hawk. Atlanta's next game comes on Friday, Oct. 5 when it takes on Memphis at 8 p.m. ET.
The Pelicans were led by Anthony Davis, who scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in just over 17 minutes of play. Free agent acquisition Julius Randle added 11 points and seven boards while Jrue Holiday finished with 13. The Pelicans will travel to New York to take on the Knicks Friday Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Kings 106, Suns 102
No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton (24 points, nine rebounds) might have outplayed No. 2 pick Marvin Bagley III (seven points, two rebounds) in the preseason opener, but guard Yogi Ferrell stole the show in Sacramento's four-point win over Phoenix.
Ferrell scored 26 points (on 9-for-14 shooting) off the bench to lead the Kings' scoring efforts. Centre Willie Cauley-Stein finished with a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double while guards De'Aaron Fox (12) and Frank Mason (11) scored in double figures as well. The Kings other rookie, Harry Giles III, scored 14 points and added six rebounds as well as three assists in 23 minutes. Sacramento's next preseason game comes when they visit the Lakers Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Aside from Ayton, Josh Jackson (17 points, six assists, five rebounds) and TJ Warren (16 points) delivered solid scoring nights as the Suns await the return of star guard Devin Booker. Phoenix will host the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET.