This was one of those times where the NBA rule book needs to say ‘it’s cool so it counts’.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid just barely missed one of the all-time buzzer beaters, nailing a desperation heave from inside the opposition three-point arc that would’ve forced overtime in a 110-107 thriller against Boston.
The two East titans had already played out a thriller, with the Sixers leading by as much as 13 points in the third quarter, then trailing by 10 with six minutes left in the last before storming back.
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They hit the front with 1:58 remaining thanks to Tyrese Maxey before Al Horford’s fifth three of the night put the Celtics up 105-103, and a Jayson Tatum tip-in extended the lead to four with a…