NBA Twitter reacts to Sixers’ chaotic overtime win over Lakers at home
The Philadelphia 76ers picked up one of the more chaotic wins one will ever see on Friday when they picked up a 133-122 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Things went bad quickly for the Sixers as they saw an 18-point lead slip away and this really could have been a loss.
Once a bad pass bounced off Joel Embiid’s face and into the hands of Lakers star Anthony Davis, who was then fouled by Tobias Harris, and went to the line with LA trailing 120-119, it appeared that Los Angeles would steal a win.
Instead, Davis only made one of the free throws and the Sixers were then able to prevail in overtime. Embiid had 38 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists while De’Anthony Melton had career-highs of 33 points, seven steals, and he made eight triples.
NBA Twitter was ablaze as fans and analysts alike reacted to the win for Philadelphia to end a 3-game skid.
Sixers blow a 16-point lead in the final 5 minutes of play, but, luckily for the Sixers (for now), the Lakers missed a pair of free-throws in the final 10 seconds and we’ll head to overtime with the scored tied at 120.
What an incredible collapse.
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) December 10, 2022
The Sixers were winning this game by nine points with 34 seconds left in the game. We are now going to overtime — and the Lakers would’ve won if they didn’t go 3-5 on crucial free throws. Absolutely unbelievable. Inexcusable for so many reasons.
— Adam Aaronson (@SixersAdam) December 10, 2022
The Sixers committed TEN turnovers in the fourth quarter alone. Couldn’t get the ball in. Should have lost the game, incredibly fortunate that Reeves and Davis went 3 of 5 from the line late in the game.
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) December 10, 2022
2nd player in NBA history with 7 steals and 8 3pm in a game (M. Adams) pic.twitter.com/g0AbmxEGWP
— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) December 10, 2022
James Harden is the 4th player in NBA history with 23,000 career points and 6,500 career assists, joining Oscar Robertson, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook with his sixth assist tonight. pic.twitter.com/GxnLnhrfVS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 10, 2022
Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire
Source: Yahoo Sports