NBA: Philadelphia 123, Houston 117 (OT)

Nov. 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM   |   0 comments

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A clutch steal by Thaddeus Young with 30 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday ignited Philadelphia to a 123-117 victory over Houston.

The 76ers made up a 10-point deficit in the fourth period, forced overtime when James Anderson hit a 3-pointer with six seconds to go in regulation and went on to end a two-game skid.

Houston trailed by only one when Young stole the ball from Dwight Howard and that led to two free throws by Evan Turner for a 117-114 Philadelphia lead.

The Rockets' Francisco Garcia failed to draw iron with a 3-point try and Philadelphia expanded its lead to five on Anderson's two foul shots. That gave the 76ers enough of a cushion to withstand a 3-pointer by Jeremy Lin with eight seconds to go.

Anderson, averaging 6.9 points a game in his eight previous appearances this season, broke loose with 36 points to help the 76ers overcome a 34-point show from Lin that included nine 3-pointers.

Turner added 23 points and the 76ers also picked up 18 each from Spencer Hawes and Tony Wroten.

Houston played without star guard James Harden, who is suffering from a sore foot.

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