For the better part of Saturday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder gave the impression that they were just letting the 76ers hang around, waiting for the opportune time to defer their dreams of an upset.
That time came in overtime, when the Thunder (10-4) let loose with a barrage of three-point baskets to get the separation they needed and defeat the Sixers, 116-109, in front of 19,611 at Wells Fargo Center.
"I think when it came down to it, it kind of came down to a one-on-one game and they made shots," said Sixers guard Jrue Holiday. "They started swinging it. I think [Thabo] Sefolosha hit one big three and then they hit a few more. They made the big shots."