Despite being less than fully fit, Murray played a grueling five-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut.
Tim Hardaway made six three-pointers and scored 25 points and Kristaps Porzingis made four three pointers while adding 18 points as the Mavericks won for the 15th time in the last 20 games. D'Angelo Russell scored a game high 35 points in the loss.
That feat has been matched by other Arsenal players in the form of Dennis Bergkamp and Santi Cazorla with the only other two footballers to assist four goals in a Premier League game being Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor and Southampton's Dusan Tadic, who also managed a hat-trick of assists on another occasion.
Dimitris Giannakopoulos, the owner of Greek basketball club Panathinaikos, was fined 3,000 euros for leaving a pair of red women's underwear on the empty bench of rivals Olympiakos before a game.
The Briton secured a third Formula One driver's championship in a row and set a new record of 413 points in doing so. Victory at the US Grand Prix ensured that Hamilton now has six championships, five of them coming in the last six seasons, and a case for being regarded as the greatest driver of all time.
His first triumph for more than two years suggested he could still contend for major honors. He has climbed back to No.125 in the world.
Trouble lies ahead after a change from a January-February to June-July tournament this year to avoid tug of wars between clubs and countries over the services of Europe-based stars.
"The whole season I've been humble, but I want to be defensive player of the year, and I feel like tonight showed it," Embiid said.
Kyle Kuzma scored a team-high 24 points and Anthony Davis added 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the win.
Nishikori's absence follows Britain's Andy Murray also pulling out of both tournaments over the weekend with a pelvic injury.