It’s a busy night on the NBA schedule on Friday night.
Many teams are lining up their new-look rosters for the first time following the frenzy that was the NBA trade deadline on Thursday. Things got a little interesting at the beginning of the night as Kevin Love made his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ lineup after being sidelined for 50 games due to a toe injury. He played just six minutes, as was the plan, and finished with four points, one rebound and one assist.
Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s NBA action.
NBA schedule for Friday, Feb. 8
*All times Eastern
Redick catches fire in Sixers win
Tobias Harris made his debut for the 76ers on Friday, but it was JJ Redick who stole the spotlight. The sharpshooter scored 34 points, going 6-of-7 from the 3-point line in the win over the Nuggets.
LeVert welcomed back in Brooklyn
Caris LeVert hadn’t played since suffering a gruesome ankle injury in November, but he received a standing ovation as he made his return on Friday night in front of the Nets’ home crowd. LeVert finished with 11 points, four assists and five steals in 14 minutes.
Simmons, Butler connect on alley-oop
It looks like Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons have already developed some pretty good chemistry in Philadelphia. Simmons motioned for Butler to cut, threw him a lob and Butler used his athleticism for the one-handed finish.
Embiid starts against Nuggets
In what could have been a downer for Sixers fans, Joel Embiid was questionable for Friday’s matchup against the Nuggets due to an illness. Fortunately for Philly, he suited up and took his normal spot at starting center.