Joel Embiid scored 42 points and Ben Simmons scored 22 to raise the Philadelphia 76ers to the exciting one-point NBA win over Charlotte Hornets in extra time at Wells Fargo Center.
The Hornets fought a 21-point deficit and led five out of 1:18 remaining in the rules before Sixers forced extra time to finish 133-132 on Friday evening.
Australian spot guard Simmons also scored eight rebounds and 13 assists for the home team, while Embiid also had 18 rebounds, Dario Saric added 18 points, and JJ Redick added 17 points from the bench when Sixers improved to 7-0 at home on the first position. time from 2002-03.
It was the eighth Embiid game this season with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds.
Kemba Walker from Hornets scored 22 out of 30 points in the fourth quarter and extra time when Jeremy Lamb added 17.
In other games, Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way when the Detroit Pistons ran to 124-109 victory over Atlanta Hawks in a game that was essentially resolved in the first quarter.
Orlando Magic defeated Washington Wizards 117-108. Orlando won three of the last four games after 2-6 starts.
Indiana beat Miami Heat 110-102 to score two games, and Victor Oladipo scored 22 points and 10 assists for Pacers.