Joel Embiid with Gamewinner in OT!  Sixers Shock The Brave Raptors And It’s Almost Over

Joel Embiid with Gamewinner in OT! Sixers Shock The Brave Raptors And It’s Almost Over

Joel Embiid gave the Philadelphia 76ers a tough overtime win in Toronto. The center hit an incredible shot at the last second to make it 104-101, giving the Sixers a 3-0 lead in the series.

Toronto Raptors (5) – Philadelphia 76ers (4) 101:104 OT (BOXSCORE), Series: 0-3

It wasn’t pretty, it had to be a stroke of genius and Embiid had that up his sleeve. 0.8 seconds before the end of overtime the center hit a three-point turn to win, after the Sixers’ possession seemed spoiled. Toronto couldn’t get rid of a pitch and therefore is already on the brink of the end after a third straight loss.

The hosts fought hard for 53 minutes and led most of the season (biggest advantage: +17 in the second quarter). OG Anunoby (26 points, 4/9 of three) and Gary Trent Jr. (24, 4/9 of three) continued to hit important shots, while Pascal Siakam (12, 6/16) played a great game on defense and yet it was again not enough.

Embiid, who struggled early on, dominated the second half, scoring 33 points (12/20 FG), 13 rebounds and 6 turnovers in 44 minutes. In extra time, the Cameroonian not only hit the winning goal, but also this unbelievable shot after a pirouette. James Harden (19, 7/13, 10 assists) went up and down again, but was eliminated just before the end of regulation time.

Tyrese Maxey (19) increasingly held the ball in overtime and, in addition to Embiid, scored the guests’ other two field goals in overtime. Tobias Harris (11, 4/9, 12 rebounds) had a double-double but almost became a tragic figure, after throwing a seemingly easy hook with the final section siren he counted only on the ring for a possible victory.