Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie scored 39 points and the host Nets beat Atlanta 122-112, outscoring the Hawks 37-14 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
The last American Conference playoff berth remains unclaimed after Pittsburgh and Tennessee both fell to 8-7 with losses.
"Belief is a big thing and eventually you just have to get it done and today was my opportunity."
Leandro Paredes set the ball rolling in the 10th minute with a deflected strike and once Jean Eudes Aholou was sent off in the 25th minute for a dreadful late tackle on the Argentine PSG could stroll their way to three points.
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A similar story to Leeds in flying too close to the sun. The Black Cats were third in 1999-2000 when Santa called but they have been anything but lucky since. Their travails have been best summed up by the Netflix documentary Sunderland Till I Die. Currently in League One.
Cameroonian Embiid grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds while Australian guard Ben Simmons had 14 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Sixers (21-10) and Bradley Beal had 36 points in a losing cause.
It was only the second time in a Test innings that the top four had all scored centuries after openers Abid Ali (174) and Shan Masood (135) grabbed theirs on Saturday. India against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2007 was the other occasion.
In a statement issued just hours after the couple's Instagram post, Buckingham Palace said the situation was "complicated."
"If we hadn't played here tonight we would have played at West Ham, so the same number of games, the same situation, and the difference is the climate, even if it was not as warm as probably Europeans would have expected at the moment," said the German.
LeBron James produced 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, who played without injured star forward Anthony Davis and saw their road win streak snapped at 14 games, two shy of the NBA record.
Palace rallied and were back on level terms in the 75th minute when Zaha, collecting the ball on the left, turned Montoya inside out and then unleashed a powerful shot past helpless Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.