Westbrook's triple-double helps Thunder beat 76ers in 3 OT


Not to mention the last word after gesturing Embiid off the court much like the latter did Adams just minutes earlier. While there are many interesting storylines to follow following the game, arguably the most exciting thing to come out of the loss was Joel Embiid's performance. "We lost four games, so we need this pretty bad".

Raptors 120, Nets 87: DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for his 11th career triple-double as host Toronto won its ninth straight meeting with Brooklyn.

Anthony led the way with 16 points as Oklahoma City shot 52.5 percent from the field, including a blistering 61.5 percent from beyond the arc, to build an eight-point lead at the break. But one of the early contenders for game of the year belonged to Joel Embiid and Westbrook as they drove, blocked and rebounded their way toward one big play after another.

Well, the Sixers bench played a lot better than it normally does, and Jerryd Bayless led the way.

Head Coach Brett Brown decided he was going to sit Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot for the game, as he didn't see action for the entirety of the night. It connected on 41.9 percent of its shots before the break and made just seven three-pointers despite 22 long-range attempts.

The game knotted at 117 with 27.2 seconds left before Roberson connected on a layup after receiving Westbrook's 15th assist for a two-point lead with 9.6 seconds left.

Yet another triple-double for the reigning MVP. Embiid shot 8 for 16 in the game, hitting 50.0% of his attempts from the field (11/12 on free throws, 1/1 from three).

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Carmelo Anthony had a quick and efficient night from the start shooting the ball, but cooled down drastically until the finish.

Carmelo Anthony warmed-up for his NY homecoming with 24 points.

Pistons 104, Pacers 98: Andre Drummond finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and visiting Detroit withstood a late rally to beat Indiana.

Embiid logged a career-high 39 minutes in the 118-112 overtime win at Minnesota after missing the previous two games with a back injury and collected 28 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high eight assists in the victory.

Adams eventually fouled out of the game late in the third overtime, prompting Embiid to wave him off the court.

Raymond Felton had 14 for the Thunder, who shot 47 of 113.

At the end of the night, the Thunder triumphed, but the Sixers played some of the best basketball of the season.