NBA: After Lakers’ wild comeback, 76ers win in OT

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Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers is defended by Anthony Davis #3 and Lonnie Walker IV #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center on December 9, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid scored 38 points and won 12 rebounds, De’Anthony Melton peaked his career with 33 points, eight 3-pointers and seven steals and the home team Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 133-122 in extra time on Friday.

Los Angeles recovered from nine points down in the final 29 seconds to force stoppage time, but Philadelphia scored the first 12 points of extra time to go through a three-game unbeaten streak.

James Harden contributed 28 points and 12 assists and Tobias Harris contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the Sixers, who played their 10th game in a row without Tyrese Maxey due to a broken table bone. left leg. Georges Niang and Danuel House Jr. He also had to miss the game due to a leg injury.

Los Angeles star Anthony Davis returned from a non-COVID illness absence to score 31 points and 12 rebounds, but the Lakers fell for a third consecutive place.

Russell Westbrook also had 12 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to become the first Laker to score a triple-double from the bench since Magic Johnson on February 14, 1996.

Austin Reaves scored 25 points for the Lakers, and LeBron James scored 23 points after missing the previous game because of an ankle problem. Lonnie Walker IV has 15 points.

Melton’s Trey gives the Sixers a 111-95 advantage at 4:46 left.

James’ three-point game with 1:07 remaining reduced the score to 115-110.

Then, with 44.1 seconds remaining, Melton’s 3-pointer extended the Sixers’ lead to eight. Embiid sank a foul in 34.1 seconds to take the lead 119-110.

Los Angeles’ Patrick Beverley sank 3 pointers with 28.1 seconds left, and after robbing Westbrook, Davis made two fouls 1.1 seconds later. Another Beverley steal and a Reaves trey pulled the Lakers within 119-117 with 12 seconds left.

After Melton took a free throw, Reaves was fouled on a try with 9.2 seconds remaining and made 2 of 3 free throws to close the Lakers in 120-119.

After a spin from Harris, Davis was fouled and made 1 of 2 with 3.7 seconds remaining to send the game into extra time.

The Lakers didn’t score in injury time until Beverley started the game with 35 seconds left.

Embiid scored 20 points in the first half as the Sixers took a 31-20 lead.

The Lakers hit 13 shots in a row in the second half but took a 61-59 lead after halftime.

The Sixers continued to attack and took a 90-79 advantage when Matisse Thybulle stole it and sent a sharp pass for Melton to score 2:56 in the third half.

Philadelphia opened the fourth half with a quick 9-1 score, blocked by Harden’s cross from the flank, to give it a 102-84 advantage.


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