Thunder Defeats 76ers in Triple-OT Thriller

At the Buzzer | 3OT Thriller Ends in Narrow Loss

Westbrook finished the game with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 15 assists.

The game was full of statistical nuggets that would be intriguing even if standing alone.

Adams has always been considered one of the Thunder's most durable players, appearing in 160 of 164 games combined during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

The Thunder might be finally getting themselves sorted out after season-long struggles with chemistry, winning five of their last seven games.

And in the third overtime period, it was Russell Westbrook that sparked the Thunder attack. They were able to get a big-time win in Philadelphia on Friday night after they beat the Sixers in a triple-overtime thriller.

"I was telling him, 'Go home, '" Westbrook said following the game. Kyrie Irving led the with 33 points. Embiid appeared to be wincing with a stiff back through the overtimes and in the postgame locker room. After a triple-overtime game where he played more than 48 minutes, the back tightness is hampering him; hopefully the two days off between games will help him get back to normal.

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Joel Embiid registered 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the victory at Minnesota.

Raymond Felton had 14 points for the Thunder. He scored 14 points on 4/5 shooting from downtown and made a major impact.

To this point in the season, Adams is averaging a career-high 13.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and is shooting 63.5 percent from the field. Then against the Thunder he caught fire and scored 14 on 4-of-7 (all three-pointers) for his 10th double-digit outing of the season. On the Sixers' next possession, Embiid found Simmons open down low for a dunk to tie the game at 94 with 53.1 seconds left.

Roberson missed a point-blank layup in the closing seconds and the game moved into a third overtime.

Saric tossed up an airball as time expired and the game went into a second overtime.

The Thunder had jumped out to a 17-point lead with 5:45 remaining in the first half, but the Sixers fought their way back.

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