NBA playoffs beckon for Simmons, Ingles
Ben Simmons had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Philadelphia 76ers romped to a 120-97 NBA win over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Australian was required for just 28 minutes as the home side dominated the Nets.
Joel Embiid scored 21 points, Robert Covington added 19 and Dario Saric had 18 as all five Philadelphia starters and three reserves scored in double digits.
The 76ers are sixth in the eastern conference with a 36-29 record.
D'Angelo Russell had 26 points for the Nets, who have lost 13 of their past 15 games.
Joe Ingles had 20 points as the Utah Jazz overcame Anthony Davis's first career triple-double for a 116-99 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The win extended the Jazz's winning streak to six - guard Ricky Rubio starring with 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points while Australian Ingles, who has scored in double figures in nine of his past 10 games, made seven of 11 field shots and added five assists and three rebounds to his stat sheet.
The Jazz have improved to 37-30 to be in the quagmire which is the western conference play-off picture.
Birthday boy Davis, who turned 25, had 25 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks in his return from a sprained left ankle.
The Pelicans (38-28) have dropped their past two games are fourth in the west.
Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul had 24 points and 12 assists as the Houston Rockets, playing without James Harden, beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-82.
The Rockets, who have the best record in the NBA, rested Harden because of a sore left knee.
Golden State Warriors lost two in a row without Stephen Curry, out with an ankle injury, after a 109-103 defeat at the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Warriors' Kevin Durant led all scorers with 39 points, and collected a team-high 12 rebounds.
But 31 points and 16 rebounds from Karl Anthony-Towns got the Timberwolves back on the winning trail, ending a three-game slide.
Golden State are second in the west with Minnesota among the teams battling for third to eighth place.
Toronto Raptors cruised to a 132-106 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden
Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and nine rebounds to top seven double-figure scorers for the eastern conference leading Raptors, who have won eight in a row.
Kyrie Irving's injury provided the Indiana Pacers with an opening to overcome a sluggish start, and they didn't pass it up in a 99-97 win over the Boston Celtics.
Nikola Jokic had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his seventh triple- double of the season in the Denver Nuggets' 130-104 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Chicago Bulls had seven players in double figures in a 129-122 win over the Atlanta Hawks.