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Cavs upset 76ers in overtime


PHILADELPH­IA — Collin Sexton flashed three fingers on each hand as he walked off the court a winner and simply said “that’s game.”

And who saw that game coming for Cleveland?

Yes, the Cavaliers rebounded from a 10-game losing streak with wins against lowly Atlanta and Houston. But undermanne­d — and arguably outmatched — Sexton, Darius Garland and Isaac Okoro helped grind out an upset.

“You’re going to see these type of moments again,” Okoro said.

Sexton scored 28 points, Garland had 25 and the feisty Cavaliers beat the East-best Philadelph­ia 76ers 112-109 in overtime on Saturday night.

The Cavaliers earned their first road win since Jan. 7 at Memphis and No. 4 on the season. They got one against a Sixers team that built the best record in the Eastern Conference (22-12) on the strength of a 14-2 mark at home.

Make it 14-3.

“Any time you get a tough win like this, it validates what you’re capable of,” Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaf­f said.

Joel Embiid had 42 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelph­ia. Simmons scored 24.

Andre Drummond again sat out for “personal reasons” as the Cavs look into a trade.

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