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Knicks vs 76ers score: Tyrese Maxey leads Philly to wild overtime win in Game 5

Knicks missed chance to eliminate 76ers, Maxey's clutch 3-pointer forces overtime, Sixers win Game 5. Embiid struggles, series 3-2.

The Philadelphia 76ers managed to stay alive in the 2024 NBA playoffs with a thrilling 112-106 overtime victory against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their first-round series. Despite the Knicks holding a six-point lead with just 28 seconds remaining, Tyrese Maxey's heroics, including a game-saving 3-pointer and a four-point play, forced the game into overtime. Maxey finished with a game-high 46 points, while Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 40 points.

Although the Knicks still hold a 3-2 series lead, the Sixers will have the opportunity to level the series as they head home for Game 6. Joel Embiid recorded a triple-double with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists, making crucial defensive plays in overtime, despite struggling offensively throughout the game.

In other Eastern Conference matchups, the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to face the Orlando Magic in Game 5, with the series tied at 2-2. The Indiana Pacers, holding a 3-1 series lead, will take on the injury-plagued Milwaukee Bucks in their Game 5. Both Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo will be sidelined for the Bucks as they face elimination at home. Stay tuned for more exciting playoff action!

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