The Philadelphia 76ers overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 110-105 on Thursday in Philadelphia, handing Memphis its eighth straight loss on the road. Here’s what you need to know:
- The 76ers trailed by four points with 1:26 left in the game, closing on a 10-1 run.
- Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris made a 3-point shot with 38.4 seconds remaining to give his team a one-point advantage.
- The Sixers then extended the lead in the final seconds, with All-Star Joel Embiid and Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks receiving technical fouls after a small skirmish.
Embiid finished with 27 points, 19 rebounds, six assists and six blocks. 76ers guard James Harden posted a game-high 31 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Desmond Bane paced Memphis with 25 points and eight rebounds on 4-of-12 from 3-point range.
What they’re saying
“It all started with the airball,” Harris said about his eventual game-sealing 3. “And then the crowd’s ‘ahh’ and my teammates’ ‘ahh.’ And me inside, I got to shoot the next one.”
Highlight of the game
What a game.
Sixers close on a 10-1 run in the last 1:18 to win it in Philly.
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