At the Buzzer | Memorable Win Over Cavaliers Vaults Sixers into 3rd Place

Chris Mannix believes the Philadelphia 76ers would be the best option for Le Bron James

Though Brett Brown acknowledged afterwards that, "I'm never feeling that great about giving up a 30-point lead", he also knew that the rally his team endured was the kind of thing that, for the last 15 seasons, most coaches in the National Basketball Association have been powerless to stop.

John Wall was excellent throughout the contest, scoring 28 points and dishing out 14 assists, but he was abysmal down the stretch. However, James' effort was marred by his miscues from the free throw line, as he made only 6-of-11 shots from the line and missed a crucial one in the final seconds of regulation.

Robert Covington added 11 points and Markelle Fultz had 10.

Simmons almost recorded a triple-double by halftime with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

The Sixers, who already clinched their first playoff berth since 2012, won again for the fifth straight game without All-Star center Joel Embiid. Aside from maybe Shaquille O'Neal with the ball deep in the post in his prime, the last generation has not seen a player come close to the raw physical dominance that James unleashes on opponents, and he does it on the drive. Embiid is expected to return in time for the first round, and should not have much difficulty bouncing back from a fractured orbital bone.

"I've been coming to Philly for a while", James said.

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The other possibility is that the eagle could tell that Paxton is Canadian and wanted to put a little fear in him. I like the Mariners' offense better right now, but with Gibson on the mound nothing will be easy for Seattle .

James can opt out of his contract this summer - he has a $35.6 option - with Cleveland and become a free agent. Assuming both of those things happen, the Sixers and Cavs would be set up to face either the Raptors or Celtics in the second round (assuming those two teams advance out of the first round, where they will hold the conference's top two seeds). All James had to do was hit the three freebies to force overtime.

Sixers' Twitter even seemed divided on how to handle James - boo him or woo him with kindness?

He brought the sellout crowd to their feet on his missed dunk. That's further incentive for the Sixers to win out and avoid a first-round match-up with the Pacers, who have given them fits this year and who feature versatile big man Myles Turner.

The only player to record more triple doubles in their rookie season than Simmons is the legendary Oscar Robertson (26) and he is third in the league in that statistic behind James and Russell Westbrook. In the aftermath of Kyrie Irving's season-ending surgery, it may also mean a second-round matchup with a depleted Celtics unit.

Cavaliers G Rodney Hood left with a sore left Achilles' tendon.

Friday night left the Philadelphia players and fans wanting more.

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The longer she went without posting a photo of her face or stepping out in public, the more curious people have grown. Fisher, 37, later chimed in on Twitter, adding, "If there's one thing I've learned it's you're always right".

"He is wonderful", Brown said.

"To come back shows what we are capable of doing".

Paul scored 27 points to help Houston get its second straight victory since a loss to San Antonio.

"We just played our game, didn't let the hype bother us and we stuck together".

"But when I turn the corner and get downhill, I don't get the same calls when people put hands on me, or contact with me", Wall said after the game.

"I got some good sleep, rested well", he said.

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