Embiid Fires 45, Green Drains 9 Threes, Philadelphia Escapes Miami
Joel Embiid drained season-best 45 points, Daniel Green ties franchise-record of nine triples as Philadelphia 76ers drubs Miami Heat, 137-134, in overtime in 2020-2021 NBA Season on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Embiid did most of the damage in the second half as he end the match along with 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists. Green ended up with 27 markers as the 76ers halted its losing run to improve to 8-4.
Mike Scott and rookie Tyrese Maxey ended up with 16 points each, rookie Isaiah Joe and Dwight Howard ended up with 13 and 10 markers, respectively, for the 76ers, which missed several players due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) protocol.
Down 55-63 at the half, the 76ers relied on the exploits of Embiid and Green in the third canto to take a 90-83 advantage. The Heat countered with a run to come to within 95-96 entering the fourth.
In the payoff period, Philadelphia surged to a comfortable 110-98 edge following triples from Green and Maxey but Miami turned things around to take a 120-115 edge before 76ers forced an overtime on a triple by Joe and basket by Embiid.
Embiid continued to hit the basket early in the extension period to give the 76ers a 129-126 lead. Miami stormed back to take a 130-129 edge before Dakota Mathias drained a triple and Embiid converted freebies to give the lead to the 76ers for good.
Tyler Herro ended up with season-high 34 points, Duncan Robinson and Gabe Vincent added 26 and 24 markers, respectively, for the Heat (4-5), which played minus Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.