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76ers beat the Knicks despite trailing by 10 with 2 minutes left

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By Tim Cato

Here’s how they did it.

The 76ers have won four of their last five games. They really shouldn’t have beat the Knicks on Wednesday, trailing 93-83 with 2:29 left in a matchup against the 76ers, but they did it anyways.

It was a T.J. McConnell turnaround game-winner that did it. Here’s the shot in all its glory, which earned him a mini mosh pit from his teammates after he sprinted the length of the court.

New York led by 13 earlier in the quarter, but their 10-point lead with less than three minutes to play is usually insurmountable. Teams almost never make up 10 points with that little time remaining. Here’s how.

2:17 – Joel Embiid scores a quick and-one

Embiid’s short floater near the hoop, plus a foul from Joakim Noah, came about 10 seconds into the shot clock. He hit the free throw, making it a 93-86 game.

1:57 – Robert Covington nails a transition three

This is crucial — Embiid steals a Derrick Rose pass on the next play, resulting in a wide-open Covington three six seconds later. There’s no way the Sixers get a great look that quickly without a live Click for Full Story

Via:: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/1/11/14246958/76ers-knicks-comeback-joel-embiid-10-point-deficit

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