NBA Playoffs Recap: 76ers Triumph In OT Against Knicks, Extend Series

In a thrilling Game 5 of NBA showdown, the Philadelphia 76ers delivered a spectacular performance to outlast the New York Knicks with a final score of 112-106 in overtime.

Tyrese Maxey emerged as the star of the night, pouring in an impressive 46 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr.’s clutch layup in overtime sealed the Sixers’ victory and kept their playoff hopes alive.

NBA Playoffs Recap: 76ers Triumph In OT Against Knicks, Extend Series

The Eastern Conference series’ sixth game is scheduled for Thursday in Philadelphia. Should the 76ers manage to hold on, the teams will square off in a seventh game on Saturday in New York. With 40 points, Jalen Brunson led the Knicks.

With 28.9 seconds remaining, the Knicks might have ended the series, leading 96-90 thanks to a 14-foot jumper from Miles McBride. With 25.4 seconds remaining in regulation, Maxey, who had just scored the most points in his career in the playoffs, converted a four-point play after a timeout. Josh Hart of New York missed two free throws before Maxey hit a 35-foot three-pointer with 8.5 seconds left to knot the score at 97.

Joel Embiid hobbled throughout the game, but Maxey made 17 of 30 shots overall and sealed the victory for the Sixers with seven 3-pointers. After missing the morning shootaround due to a migraine, Embiid finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists.


Against visiting Indiana in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, injury-riddled Milwaukee survived thanks to 29 points apiece from Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis.

Despite the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) and Damian Lillard (Achilles), the Bucks dominated the game. Lillard has missed the last two games, and Antetokounmpo has missed the entire series.

For the Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton scored 16 points and Myles Turner added 13. During the first two quarters, Milwaukee outscored Indiana 64–36 to seize the upper hand. 3-2, the Bucks closed the gap in the series.


With 5.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Evan Mobley stopped Franz Wagner’s attempt at a basket, enabling host Cleveland to defeat Orlando in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

Donovan Mitchell of Cleveland scored a career-high 28 points, and Darius Garland scored 17 of his 23 points in the opening frame. Mobley grabbed 13 rebounds in addition to 14 points.

Paolo Banchero of Orlando finished with 39 points and eight rebounds in Game 4, despite only scoring nine points on 4-of-14 shooting from the field.

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