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Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

March 23, 2017

Westbrook made NBA history by accomplishing a never-before-seen feat.OKLAHOMA CITY -- Add another first for Russell Westbrook -- a triple-double without missing a shot.

Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

He did so while making all six of his field-goal attempts and all six of his free throws. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no NBA player previously has had a triple-double without missing a shot attempt or free throw.

"It's amazing, especially for a point guard, because he's shooting threes, twos, inside, outside," said Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter of his teammate's perfect shooting. "For a point guard, he's doing an unbelievable job, playing his game, having fun."...

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Sixers say timetable on Joel Embiid return to come after surgery completed

March 23, 2017

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid.Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will have surgery on the meniscus in his left knee in the coming days, the team announced Wednesday.

More details, including a timetable, will be announced after the surgery is completed, the Sixers said.

Sources said that Embiid and the Sixers had been exploring treatment options after he suffered a partially torn meniscus and bone bruise in his left knee on Jan. 20 against the Portland Trail Blazers....

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Magic storm back to beat 76ers 112-109 in OT

March 21, 2017

Orlando Magic Forward Nikola Vucevic.ORLANDO, Fla. -- Magic coach Frank Vogel had a simple message for his players at halftime, and he wrote it in bold letters on the locker room white board:

ENERGY -- Orlando found it after the break.

The invigorated Magic rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit, then outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime Monday night....

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Philadelphia rallies from 13 down to beat Celtics 105-99

March 20, 2017

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington.PHILADELPHIA -- Save this performance for the highlight reel: Clutch shots. A raucous home crowd. The type of comeback that embodies a team's toughness.

Yes, it was a victory in a festive atmosphere worthy of a playoff bound team, though it was the so-so 76ers -- not first-place Boston -- that made a dogged push for a go-wild win.

Robert Covington made the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday....

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Saric, Okafor lead 76ers past Lakers 118-116

March 13, 2017

Rookie Dario Saric's 29 points and Jahlil Okafor's 23 boosts the 76ers past the Lakers in Los Angeles 118-116.LOS ANGELES -- Rookie Dario Saric scored a career-high 29 points, Jahlil Okafor added 23, and the Philadelphia 76ers edged the Los Angeles Lakers 118-116 on Sunday night.

The Lakers, who got a career-best 30 points from Jordan Clarkson, rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to take a lead late in the fourth quarter. But T.J. McConnell's 12-foot fallaway jumper with 50 seconds left gave the Sixers the lead for good.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 18 points for the 76ers, while Julius Randle added 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers....

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