NBA playoffs 2019: 76ers deliver historic third quarter in Game 2 win over Nets

Joel Embiid

The 76ers had one of the best offensive 12 minutes in NBA history Monday.

The 76ers delivered one of the best offensive 12 minutes in NBA history Monday.

Philadelphia tallied 51 points in the third quarter of their 145-123 win over the Nets in Game 2 of their opening-round playoff series at the Wells Fargo Center.

That ties the record for most points ever recorded in a single quarter in NBA postseason history. It’s also the highest-scoring third quarter by a single team ever in the playoffs.

Mike Scott helped the 76ers accomplish the feat by grabbing a rebound and finishing a floater before the buzzer.

Six 76ers reached double-figures, led by 23 points from Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons finished with a triple-double, tallying 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the victory.

Spencer Dinwiddie recorded a team-high 19 points for the Nets in the losing effort.

The 76ers’ victory evened the series at 1-1. The two teams will meet again Thursday in Game 3 in Brooklyn.

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