Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Thunder Win in Three Overtimes at Philadelphia

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Thunder Win in Three Overtimes at Philadelphia

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Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before the visiting Thunder pulled out a 119-117 victory on Friday night.

Andre Roberson scored the winner with 10 seconds left for the Thunder. But one of the early contenders for NBA game of the year belonged to Joel Embiid and Westbrook as they drove, blocked and rebounded their way toward one big play after another.

Embiid scored 34 points in 48 minutes with an aching back and rallied the Sixers from a 17-point hole.

Embiid grabbed his lower back when he took a hard foul on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter. Embiid grimaced during timeouts on the bench and trudged into position a few times. …

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