76ers Power Past Wolves in OT

Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9), of Croatia, guards Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Minneapolis. Photo: (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9), of Croatia, guards Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Minneapolis.

December 13, 2017 07:48 AM

Appearing very tired, the Wolves lost in overtime Tuesday night to Philadelphia, 118-112.

J.J. Redick and Jimmy Butler were providing big buckets as the veteran leaders of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves, respectively.

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Ultimately, Embiid, Redick and Philadelphia had more at the end on Tuesday night.

Embiid compiled 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Redick scored 26 points, and the 76ers pulled out the overtime win against the Timberwolves.

“We found a way,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “You get down nine on the road against a really good team, a really well-coached team, and most times that’s not going to work out so well. Especially with six minutes (left), down nine with six minutes, the fact that we found a way to stay together and grind out a win, we needed that. I‘m glad for the guys.”

Ben Simmons was held scoreless until 1:17 remained in regulation, but he ended up with seven points and eight assists for the 76ers. Philadelphia (14-13) snapped a four-game losing streak by scoring the first six points of overtime and holding on in the back-and-forth game.

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