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Embiid, Sixers slip past Heat in OT

/ 02:40 PM January 13, 2021
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Tyrese Maxey #0 and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers react during a timeout in the fourth quarter of their game against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center on January 12, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid scored 35 of his 45 points in the second half and overtime to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 137-134 on Tuesday.

Embiid was 13 of 13 from the free-throw line, including two with 8.9 seconds left in overtime, to go along with 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists.


Danny Green tied a franchise record with nine 3-pointers on his way to 29 points, and he added 10 rebounds as the Sixers snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tyler Herro led the Heat with 34 points, Duncan Robinson added 26 and Gabe Vincent had a career-high 24. Precious Achiuwa contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk had 15 points.

Both teams were without a number of key players, including the Sixers’ Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, Shake Milton and Matisse Thybulle and the Heat’s Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn, due to health and safety protocols.


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