NBA roundup: Nets underlines title credentials while 76ers leads in the east


Point guard Kyrie Irving scored 27 points and produced nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets won a season-high eighth successive game with a 129-92 victory over the Orlando Magic.

The Nets are on their longest streak since 2006 and won their sixth straight game without the injured Kevin Durant.

James Harden added 20 points, seven assists and nine rebounds, while reserve Landry Shamet added 19 points.

Brooklyn are second in the NBA Eastern Conference.

Leaders the Philadelphia 76ers defeated Dallas Mavericks 111-97, thanks partly to centre Joel Embiid’s 23 points and nine rebounds.