With Mike Conley taking the night off to rest a hamstring injury, Mitchell took charge early. He made his first five shots on the way to scoring 28 first-half points — his most ever in a half.
James Harden was back after missing a game because of neck soreness. He had 44 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Brooklyn were still without Kevin Durant (left hamstring strain) and Kyrie Irving (personal reasons).
NBA: LeBron James faces ‘indefinite’ layoff after injuring ankle as Lakers lose to Hawks; Bucks register sixth straight win
The Lakers superstar collapsed to the Staples Center court in agony after a collision with Atlanta's Solomon Hill in the second quarter, crying out in pain and clutching his right ankle.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo records third straight triple-double as Bucks beat Wizards, Nets down Knicks
Antetokounmpo combined for 64 points, 26 rebounds and 21 assists in the two-game series at Washington that Milwaukee swept.
Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward.
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers down Golden State Warriors; Giannis Antetokounmpo guides Milwaukee Bucks to victory
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of the Bucks' last 22 points in a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The season reopens following the All-Star break on 10 March when Washington visits Memphis and San Antonio goes to Dallas.
NBA: Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic star in Dallas Mavericks win; Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers
Dallas were playing for the first time in eight days after two postponements because of a wintry weather blast in Texas. Kristaps Porzingis didn’t play after showing up on the injury report the day of the game with back stiffness.
Embiid added 17 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and two steals in a dominating performance at both ends.
NBA: Anthony Davis scores 27 points as Lakers end losing streak with win over Celtics; Trail Blazers edge past Bulls
Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Celtics and Jaylen Brown added 28 points.
The NBA said the Grizzlies next three games — against Portland on Friday and Sunday and against Sacramento on Monday — had been called off in order to comply with league safety protocols.
It was the 13th NBA game called off since 10 January because of coronavirus issues.
NBA: James Harden records triple-double in Brooklyn Nets debut; Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte Hornets
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio Spurs beat Houston Rockets to snap a four-game home losing streak.
NBA: Lakers rout OKC for franchise-record 7-0 road start; Trail Blazers tie franchise record 23 3-pointers
The defending champions Lakers have won four straight to improve to an NBA-best 10-3. They surpassed the 1985-86 squad with the 7-0 road start
NBA: Jerami Grant helps Detroit Pistons beat Phoenix Suns; Milwaukee Bucks suffer first home loss against Utah Jazz
LeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Los Angeles overcame the absence of two injured starters to beat Chicago.
On a poor shooting night for both teams, the Lakers were able to depend on James and Davis down the stretch. James and Davis combined for a run of 15 points late in the fourth to take the lead to 92-83 with 31.1 seconds left.
Stephen Curry had the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season, finishing 18 for 31 and 8 of 16 on 3-pointers after beginning with a 21-point first quarter.
The Lakers closed with a 9-0 run for their second victory over the Spurs in three days.
NBA: Damian Lillard drops 31 points as Blazers defeat Lakers; Morant hurts ankle but Grizzlies beat Nets in OT
Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for the 42nd triple-double of his career, and Denver beat short-handed Houston for its first win of the season.
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers make playoffs, oust Memphis Grizzlies with 126-122 victory in play-in series
Damian Lillard scored 31 points, CJ McCollum had 14 of his 29 in the fourth quarter — including a pair of big jumpers over Ja Morant late — and the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the NBA's final playoff spot by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 126-122 on Saturday.