PHILADELPHIA -- The Los Angeles Clippers struggled until it mattered most.
J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
The Clippers overcame their largest deficit in a victory this season, coming back from 19 points down to win their 19th game in the last 23 overall and 12th in the last 14 on the road.
The Philippine national youth team finally booked a victory in the FIBA World Under-17 Championship with a 115-51 smashing of host team United Arab Emirates on Saturday in Dubai.
Batang Gilas managed to avoid last place, finishing 15th in the 16-nation competition, with a victory in the last day of the tournament.
The Philippines earlier dropped assignments to Angola, Greece, United States, France, Argentina, and Egypt.
Top UK basketball recruiting target Malik Newman helped lead the Team USA under-17 squad to a FIBA world championships gold medal Saturday in Dubai.
Newman — a 6-foot-4 guard in the class of 2015 — had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Team USA’s 99-92 victory over Australia in the title game. The Americans won all six of their previous contests in the competition by an average margin of 43.2 points per game.
This year’s squad included nine players with scholarship offers from Kentucky.
The Philippine national youth team remained winless in the 2014 FIBA World Under-17 Championship after falling to Egypt, 92-67, on Friday in their classification round matchup.
Batang Gilas fell behind early, 32-19, in the first quarter, and never recovered against the taller Egyptian side.
It was the Philippines sixth straight defeat in the tournament.
Australia completed a fairytale comeback to earn a place in the gold medal game at the FIBA under-17 world championships in Dubai.
Australia trailed by 22 points in the second quarter and again by double figures in the fourth quarter before forcing back-to-back steals, which led to two layups from guard Tom Wilson in the final minute to push their semi-final against Spain into overtime in the early hours of Saturday morning (AEST time).
The Australians only took their first lead of the game when 210-centimetre centre Isaac Humphries dunked on a fast break with 55 seconds of overtime remaining.
Dubai: Two-time defending champions USA weathered a storm from plucky Serbia 89-68 to book their place for a third successive final of the Fiba U17 World Championship, which is due to conclude at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Saturday.
The USA were pushed hard by the Europeans before coming away with a hard-fought win to earn a clash against the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and Spain, which was due to be played later on Friday.
The Americans got off to a typically fast start to take a 24-16 lead at the end of the opening quarter. But with 4.02 minutes remaining in the second period, a Aleksandar Aranitovic charity saw the two teams tied at 28-28.
DUBAI – Argentina flirted with disaster before pulling off an 84-71 escape over the Philippines in the classification round of the FIBA U17 World Championship Thursday night at the Al Shabab Arena here.
Even without their reliable scorer, Batang Gilas nailed 10 three-pointers in the second half, including seven straight in a furious chase that gave the Argentineans a tough fight.
Head coach Jamike Jarin turned emotional with his team’s display of a never-say-die attitude.