NBA Recap: Tyrese Maxey Dominates With 52 Points As 76ers Triumph In Double Overtime

NBA Showdown: Tyrese Maxey showcased his prowess with a career-high 52 points, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a hard-fought victory over the San Antonio Spurs in double overtime.

With 33 points, 18 rebounds, seven blocked shots, and six assists, Victor Wembanyama led the Spurs.

NBA Recap: Tyrese Maxey Dominates with 52 Points as 76ers Triumph in Double Overtime

On Sunday, Tyrese Maxey scored a career-high 52 points, and the visiting Philadelphia 76ers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 133-126 thanks to key buckets from Ricky Council IV and KJ Martin in the second overtime period.

With 3:04 remaining in the second overtime, Council’s three-point play leveled the game at 126-126. Two free throws by Council with 1:56 remaining gave the 76ers a two-point advantage. With 1:09 remaining, Martin scored the game’s last points with a slam on the break after Nicolas Batum made a three-pointer, increasing Philadelphia’s advantage to seven.

Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 26 points during the 76ers’ five-game winning streak. Buddy Hield scored ten, while Council and Paul Reed both got eleven. Reed pulled down a team-high ten rebounds as well. Joel Embiid (recovering from knee surgery) and Tobias Harris (knee contusion) were not available for Philadelphia.

With 33 points, 18 rebounds, seven blocked shots, and six assists, Victor Wembanyama led the Spurs. For San Antonio, Tre Jones and Champagnie each scored 17 points, while Malaki Branham added 22 points.


With 7.1 seconds remaining, Paul George made a game-winning jumper to cap off a 23-point outburst in the fourth quarter, leading Los Angeles to overcome a 26-point deficit and defeat visiting Cleveland.

With 1.7 seconds remaining, George stopped Darius Garland from converting a layup, and the Clippers completed the victory comeback when Max Strus missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer.

For Los Angeles, George ended with seven assists and eleven rebounds. For the Clippers, James Harden scored 22 more points. Garland scored 28 points to lead Cleveland. Evan Mobley and Strus each finished with 20 points.


Dallas completed a stunning comeback from down by as many as 22 points to defeat Houston, led by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Dante Exum to end regulation. Irving scored 25 of his season-high 48 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.

In the last 25 seconds of regulation, the Mavericks took advantage of three missed free throws by Houston, including two by Jabari Smith Jr. with eight seconds remaining and the Rockets up three points, to force overtime.

With a season-high 29 points and five of six 3-pointers made, Dillon Brooks led the Rockets. Jock Landale scored 13 points off the bench, and Jalen Green contributed 21 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.

PACERS 117, HEAT 115

Backup point guard T.J. McConnell scored 22 points and dished out five assists as host Indiana upset Miami, clinching sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

After the Pacers got out to a fast start, Myles Turner contributed 22 points and 13 rebounds to help them hold off a late Heat revival. Indiana’s advantage over Miami was increased to 1 1/2 games with the victory. There is a playoff berth guarantee for the top six teams in each conference. The play-in round will have teams seven through ten competing.

Jimmy Butler, who finished with a game-high 27 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds, led Miami. Bam Adebayo contributed 12 rebounds and 20 points.


Boston defeated Portland, extending their home winning streak to 13 games, behind a game-high 26 points from Jaylen Brown.

Payton Pritchard of the Celtics finished with 20 points and eight assists after making 9 of 13 field goals. For Boston, which was missing its top scorer Jayson Tatum due to a knee ailment, Kristaps Porzingis added 12 points, 10 rebounds, five blocked shots, and three steals.

Dalano Banton of the Blazers scored a game-high 28 points after coming off the bench. In addition, he had nine assists.


In the first half, Klay Thompson scored twenty-five of his game-high thirty-two points; Jonathan Kuminga finished with a double-double; and Golden State easily defeated Utah in San Francisco.

Kuminga finished the game with a game-high 10 rebounds and 21 points after making nine of his eleven field goals. With 16 points apiece from rookies Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson-Davis, the Warriors won for the seventh time in their previous eight games despite missing star player Stephen Curry due to rest.

For the Jazz, who have now dropped their last 12 games in a row, Johnny Juzang scored a career-high 27 points. Juzang was supported by Keyonte George, who scored 25 points, and Collin Sexton, who added 15 points and a team-high seven assists.


Shorthanded Oklahoma City defeated the host Charlotte Hornets behind a triple-double from Josh Giddey and a season-high 26 points from Aaron Wiggins.

Wiggins ended with five assists, tying his season best, and a career-high six steals. Giddey recorded his third triple-double of the year with a final line of 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists. 10 boards and 20 points were added by Chet Holmgren.

Grant Williams led the Hornets with 19 points, while all eight players who saw action scored in double figures. In the trade that brought Hayward to Oklahoma City, Vasilije Micic was acquired. He finished with 17 points and 10 assists.


Toronto trounced Washington with the 31 points and 13 assists of Immanuel Quickley.

With 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, RJ Barrett helped the Raptors win the season series 3-1.

The Wizards, who suffered their 64th loss, set a franchise record with 29 points and 12 assists from Jordan Poole and 32 points and 10 rebounds from Deni Avdija. Patrick Baldwin Jr. got 16 points and 11 rebounds, Tristan Vukcevic had 11 points, and Corey Kispert scored 21 points.


With 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists, Zion Williamson helped visiting New Orleans defeat Phoenix to snap a four-game losing run.

The Pelicans were winning for just the second time in their previous seven games as Williamson was making his comeback after a one-game absence because to a finger contusion. After an oblique strain kept him out of the game for five games, Jose Alvarado returned and scored fifteen points, trailing only CJ McCollum’s team-high 31 points.

Bradley Beal led the Suns with 33 points. Phoenix, in sixth place, suffered the end of its three-game winning streak but was still ahead of New Orleans since it won the season series 2-1. Devin Booker led the team with 25 points and seven assists, Kevin Durant contributed 23 points, and Grayson Allen scored 11.

KINGS 107, NETS 77

Sacramento defeated Brooklyn with a double-double from Domantas Sabonis (18 points, 20 rebounds) and De’Aaron Fox (20 points, team-high).

In the home-and-home series, the Kings defeated the Nets for the second consecutive year. For the Kings, Keegan Murray finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 blocks. Off the bench, Trey Lyles contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.

At 21 points, Cam Thomas led the Nets. Jalen Wilson finished with six rebounds and 11 points. Off the bench, Trendon Watford contributed 16 points and seven rebounds.


In Milwaukee, Jalen Brunson led visiting New York to a thrilling victory, scoring 43 points on 50% shooting from the field to send the Bucks their fourth consecutive defeat.

Donte DiVincenzo, a former Buck, scored 26 points for the Knicks on 8 of 11 shots from outside the arc. In addition to scoring 18, Isaiah Hartenstein pulled down ten rebounds.

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists. Damian Lillard scored 23 points, while Bobby Portis, who came off the bench, scored 24 on 10-of-15 shooting.


With a game-high 24 points from Paolo Banchero, Orlando defeated visiting Chicago to maintain a tie for third place in the Eastern Conference.

Markelle Fultz scored 17 points off the bench after Jalen Suggs had 19 points for the Magic. In its last five games, Orlando has won four of them.

Javonte Green finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots, while DeMar DeRozan led Chicago with 30 points. For the Bulls, who have lost two of their last three games, Andre Drummond finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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