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Embiid, Sixers escape short-handed Spurs in OT, 113-111

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SAN ANTONIO – – Joel Embiid had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the undermanned San Antonio Spurs 113-111 in overtime Sunday night. Keldon Johnson added 19 points, Rudy Gay had 18 and Gorgui Dieng 17.

San Antonio was without four starters as Dejounte Murray and Derrick White missed the game due to injuries and DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl sat out for rest.

IN THE MOMENT

Sunday’s game in San Antonio was the start of five games in seven days for Philadelphia. “We want to keep guys healthy at the end of the day. We want to win games. We want to get them the proper amount of rest. We obviously have a plan on what we want to do, and so we’ll follow it. We’re not going to look at the standings or anything like that to decide what we’re going to do; I can say that.”

TIP-INS

76ers: Former Spurs guard Danny Green received a warm welcome from the limited capacity crowd.

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