Carter-Williams helps lead Sixers past Magic in double OT

Updated: December 3, 2013

Philadelphia, PA ( – Michael Carter-Williams recorded his
first triple-double and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Orlando Magic,
126-125, in two overtimes.

Carter-Williams, who was named Rookie of the Month earlier Tuesday, totaled 27
points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Sixers, who had lost four in a row
and eight of their previous nine.

Thaddeus Young chipped in 25 points and 12 boards in a game that featured 23
lead changes and 16 ties.

Evan Turner scored 24 points but committed eight of Philadelphia’s 23
turnovers, missed a runner at the regulation buzzer and fouled Arron Afflalo
taking a 3-pointer near the end of the first extra session.

Afflalo made all three free throws to tie the game, 118-118, and Turner turned
the ball over at the other end to keep things even.

Carter-Williams hit a tie-breaking free throw in the second OT, put in a
finger-roll a little later for a 123-120 Sixers lead, and assisted on a Young
bucket that nearly sealed the win.

Afflalo finished with a career-high 43 points, but drew iron on a potential
game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of Orlando’s third straight loss.

Glen Davis also set a personal best with 33 points, and Victor Oladipo matched
Carter-Williams’ triple-double with a 26-point, 10-assist, 10-rebound effort.

Turner converted a three-point play to give the Sixers a seemingly healthy
96-89 lead with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation, but Orlando scored the
next nine points to keep the see-saw battle going.

The Sixers scored the next six points and were up by three, 104-101, after
Young got a tough runner to fall with under a minute to play.

Davis, though, stepped back and drained his first 3-pointer of the season with
18.4 seconds to go, and Turner’s contested pull-up in the lane bounced off the
rim at the buzzer.

Afflalo scored 14 points in the first quarter, and the Magic’s .688 shooting
percentage in the opening frame gave them a 34-29 lead.

Orlando trailed at the break, 58-57, and went down by as many as 11 in the
third after the Sixers went on a 14-2 run. Oladipo went coast-to-coast and got
a floater to fall prior to the third-quarter buzzer to get the Magic within

Game Notes

The Sixers are 3-1 in overtime games this season … Orlando lost its only
other OT game against Minnesota on Oct. 30 … Magic center Nikola Vucevic sat
out with a sprained left ankle, while point guard Jameer Nelson missed his
third straight game due to a foot injury … Orlando is 1-7 away from home …
The Sixers made 11 3-pointers, had 20 more points in the paint (58-38) and 15
more second-chance points (31-16).