Joel Embiid returned to the lineup to score 28 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-112 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Embiid, back in action after missing two games with back tightness, hit two free throws with 14.8 seconds remaining to force overtime. He then scored seven points in the extra session, including a 3-pointer that gave Philadelphia a seven-point lead in the final two minutes.
J.J Redick scored 24 points and was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Jimmy Butler led Minnesota with a season-high 38 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute of regulation.
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