Three former University of Tennessee basketball players competed in the NBA on Friday. Two others were inactive and one did not play due to a coach’s decision.
In Philadelphia, the 76ers beat Boston, 111-99, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Tobias Harris started as a forward for Philadelphia and played 39 minutes. He had 17 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Harris was 7 for 15 from the floor, 1 for 6 from beyond the 3-point arc and 2 for 2 from the free throw line.
Rookie Jaden Springer was inactive for the 76ers.
Josh Richardson and Grant Williams came off the bench for the Celtics.
Richardson recorded 18 minutes and had five points, four rebounds and an assist. It was 1 for 3 from the floor, 1 for 1 from long range and 2 for 2 from the foul line.
Williams played 14 minutes and had five points, five rebounds and two assists. He went 2 for 3 from the floor and 1 for 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 manager’s decision.
Yves Pons was inactive for Memphis in their 112-85 loss to the Mavericks at the FedEx Forum.