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GRADES: Sixers prevail in OT slugfest vs. Knicks



Article Summary:

A 13-0 run by Simmons and Furkan Korkmaz, starting in place of Curry, gave Philadelphia an early lead. A Tobias Harris jumper extended the score to 17-4.

Once Harris went to the bench in the first, the offense slowed and New York crept back ending the first quarter 23-15, Philadelphia. A Simmons dunk with 4:33 remaining in the second gave Philadelphia a 41-29 lead.

After that, New York would close the quarter on a 13-2, behind anemic Philadelphia offense, ending the half with Philadelphia leading, 43-42.

Much like the first half, the third quarter was a back-and-forth affair of good defense intertwined with poor offense.

In the exact opposite fashion that ended regulation, Harris stepped to the line and calmly drilled both free throws giving Philadelphia the one-point lead. Randle, on his attempt to win the game, saw the ball careen around the rim before falling out.

New York will stay home as they host the Washington Wizards tomorrow while Philadelphia will be packing heavy.

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