A very important success for the Philadelphia 76ers, who somehow won the eighth game in the last ten despite the absence of Joel Embiid. On a not so exciting night from an offensive point of view, Tobias Harris took two free throws with 5.3 seconds left in extra time to win the Knicks, extending the streak of consecutive wins against the New Yorkers to 15. “A win is a win, we take it and take it home,” said Harris.
They would have something to say in New York, especially Julius Randle who called “ridiculous” the foul whistled against him for a rebound thrust that gave the Sixers free passes. The All-Star of the Knicks had equalized the game with 5 seconds from the end of regulation with a triple from the corner and had another to win at the end (without even taking the iron), but on the decisive possession of the overtime not even Tom Thibodeau managed to play the challenge by asking for it too late.