By Jerry Wein

Ben Simmons’ game-winning tip gave the Sixers (43-21)  a 113-111 overtime victory over the Spurs.

The Sixers led by as many as 17 early, but the Spurs fought back to force overtime, thanks largely to winning the fourth quarter, 28-18.

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons combined for the Sixers’ six overtime points, with Simmons sneaking in for the weakside putback off Embiid’s miss at the buzzer.

Simmons also took two timely charges in the OT period.

“I thought those two charges were the biggest plays of the game,” Doc Rivers said postgame.