Lance Stephenson (1) and J.J. Redick (4) play defense against the 76ers’ Nerlens Noel during Monday’s game at :Philadelphia/AP photo by Chris Szagola
The Clippers defeated the lowly Philadelphia 76ers 98-92 in overtime Monday in Philadelphia. Certainly, this is nothing to brag about because Philadelphia is now a league-worst 8-44.
But the Clippers (35-17) were down by as many as 19 points (51-32) in the second quarter. And they needed a 3-pointer by J.J. Redick with 10 seconds left in regulation to send the game into the overtime period.
Coach Doc Rivers like the execution on that one.
“I was honestly thanking the basketball gods,” he said. “We didn’t play the right way all game and when Jamal (Crawford) missed the wide-open 3 (with 50.9 seconds left) … even with J.J. there, I honestly didn’t think that would go in because sometimes that’s the way it works. But the execution was good.”