Meanwhile, the Pistons scored 25 points in the fourth and shot 50% from the field in pulling away for a 107-92 win over the Lakers Thursday night in Detroit.
Davis is averaging 21.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game this season. Pascal Siakam, who missed the two previous games with left-knee swelling, scored 11 points.
Having fought to a 107-106 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, the Pistons present an easier matchup on the second half of a back-to-back set of contests. Coming off a win on Wednesday over the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, when Harris hit the go-ahead jumper with 3 seconds left, the Sixers avoided the type of letdown that has dogged them in the past.
Christian Wood finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds in his return after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.
Tyler Herro, in his first game off the injured list, led Miami with 19 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists. Jackson scored three points and was 1 of 5 from the field; Mykhailiuk missed his only shot and was scoreless in 12 minutes; Sekou Doumbouya was 1 of 5 for two points in 13 minutes.
Victor Oladipo scored 25 points and Houston shook off a bad first quarter and held on late to beat Portland.
Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden added 31 to lead Brooklyn past host Atlanta. Miami lost its fifth straight game, the longest losing streak in the league. Jerami Grant scored 14 points and Derrick Rose scored 14 off the bench. It came with four minutes to play and gave the Pistons the first double-digit lead for either team all night, putting the Pistons ahead 98-87 as part of a 16-0 run.
James had 22 points, Kuzma 22, Caldwell-Pope six, Schroder 10 and Gasol zero. "And that's just the point of the season we're in".
Davis also noted he now has more respect for the Golden State Warriors and their title run from 2015 to 2019. Plumlee was limited to seven minutes due to foul trouble, enabling Isaiah Stewart to play 17 minutes and make an impact (six points, five rebounds).
Davis did his best, and the Wolves scrapped their way through the first half to keep the score close until Embiid took over in the third quarter, but playing this short-handed they were never going to keep up with 18 turnovers. Detroit forward Blake Griffin contributed a game-high 23 points.
The Lakers were in the game at the end of the third quarter, trailing by just four, winning the back-to-back game obviously still in reach.