After three overtimes, the Oklahoma City Thunder walked out of Philadelphia 119-117 winners, as Andre Roberson's layup and Patrick Paterson's ensuing block seal the game. OKC had one of their best three-point shooting nights of the season with 15 makes on 35 attempts but only shot 52.6 percent from the free throw line. They should have put the game away far earlier but failed to score in the last five minutes of the game to allow Philadelphia to end regulation on an 11-0 run.

Joel Embiid played a career-high 48 minutes just two days removed from a then career-high 38-minute performance in an overtime win over the Timberwolves.

He finished with a game-high 34 points and was a nuisance for the Thunder all night.

Westbrook shines in OT

Russell Westbrook, who had a terrible night in regulation, came alive in overtime as he hit clutch shot after clutch shot and dished the game-winner to Roberson. He finished with 33 points, 18 rebounds, and 15 assists while playing a career-high 52 minutes for his NBA-high 10th triple-double of the season.

The reigning NBA MVP had a few key rebounds over Ben Simmons and Dario Saric, with a huge posterizing dunk over the latter in the third overtime. He followed this with two more jump shots and four rebounds to end the game. He reached the free throw line with 1.2 seconds to play, but missed his first attempt on a rough night from the line before intentionally missing the second one so that the 76ers would not have time for another shot.

Melo carries Thunder to 17 point lead

Before the craziness of three overtimes, Carmelo Anthony led the team in scoring with 20 points at the end of regulation on an efficient 9-of-13 shooting. He would finish with 24 points on 11-of-17 from the field with seven rebounds in 47 minutes. From the first few possessions, Melo rediscovered his midrange game that had been lacking recently.

He's going to want to keep this form as the Thunder head to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night (Dec. 16) to take on his former side: The New York Knicks. His consistency helped hide the struggling Westbrook, who at the closing stages of the game, was only 4-of-18 from the field.

Positives for 76ers

Despite both teams now being an even .500 at 14-14, both squads are more talented than their records show.

The Thunder are expected to make a deep postseason run once they sort out their rotation and get all three of their all-stars firing at once, while "The Process" is finally coming to fruition in Philadelphia.

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons both had career highs in minutes played tonight with over 45 minutes apiece, while managing to avoid any injuries or scares. Had Robert Covington not been cold all game, and the reigning MVP not stepped up to steal the win, this was a game the 76ers would've won. They can take pride in a loss like today's, even though it is probably going to be difficult to initially except.