Wednesday night's Sixers win over the Jazz was one of their more impressive victories over the last four seasons.
The Jazz came into Philadelphia with a record of 27-8, best in the NBA. The Sixers were sitting atop the East at 23-12. Both teams were healthy and both teams knew this would be an important game, at least for narrative purposes.
It was a back and forth slugfest throughout, as expected. In the fourth quarter, things started to heat up and the Jazz began complaining about the officiating, a lot.
Jazz complaining about officiating
Embiid's game-tying buzzer beater
Next, Embiid hit one of the more ridiculous shots of his career to send it into overtime.
Donovan Mitchell gets ejected
The Sixers dominated overtime, often leaning on Tobias Harris who scored on three straight possessions to seal it. Mitchell got two technicals late in overtime, getting ejected, and essentially ending the game.
Mitchell did not like the crucial foul call on Rudy Gobert on an Embiid attempted failed dunk. As you can see in the video below, Embiid makes sure the refs see what Mitchell is doing.
Mitchell went OFF on the refs after the game.
Embiid and Mitchell had a little Twitter conversation, as well.
Any who, the Sixers get the 131-123 win in overtime and head into the all-star break at 24-12, first in the East. Embiid finished with 40 points on 14-27 FG, 2-5 3FG, 10-13 FT and 19 rebounds, dominating Gobert. Harris added 22 and 10, and Simmons had 17 points on 8-11 shooting.