The Memphis Grizzlies held their nerve down the stretch to close out the Philadelphia 76ers 112-106 in overtime.
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Mike Conley Jr. poured in a season-high 32 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals, leading the Grizzlies suffocating defence all night.
The Grizzlies forced 23 Philadelphia turnovers, coming up with a pair during a crucial run in OT to take control of the game. They made the most of their opportunities all night, converting those turnovers into 25 points.
Ben Simmons led the Sixers with 18 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 14 rebounds and five assists, while JJ Redick added 20 points. Coming off a huge performance against Charlotte yesterday, Joel Embiid was held to just 14 points and 16 rebounds, shooting just 4-of-15 from the field and 0-of-6 from the three-point line.
Embiid missed three long-range attempts in the final 3:49 of the game, his last as they trailed 110-106 with 17.3 seconds left.
The Sixers got a huge boost from their second unit tonight with Markelle Fultz scoring 14 points, Furkan Korkmaz 12 and TJ McConnell chipping in 16 points an seven assists including some timely buckets in overtime.
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Philly played short-handed with Jimmy Butler reportedly not set to make his debut until Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. The Timberwolves and the Sixers reportedly agreed to a deal to send Butler to Philly in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, plus a pick.
As much as Memphis made life tough on defence, the short-handed Sixers offence struggled to create good looks in overtime, forcing tough shots and failing to get to the rim.
While the Sixers continued to move the ball, racking up 27 assists, they connected on just 8-of-31 three-point looks, with rookie Landry Shamet going 1-11.
For the Grizzlies, Marc Gasol recorded 18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two seals, while Garrett Temple added 17 points and Kyle Anderson posted eight points and 13 rebounds.
Memphis now sit fourth in the Western Conference at 7-4 on the season, remaining unbeaten at home (5-0).