Nov 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Sergio Rodriguez (14) celebrates a three point shot during the second quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Philadelphia 76ers are still trusting the process, they’re making heady progress. For the first time since 2013, they won a game before December(!). 

Joel Embiid was, of course, at the head of the 76ers’ win, which came over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Overtime was needed, and Embiid helped ice the game with two free throws late in the fifth period, and the 76ers walked away with a 109-105 victory.

Oddly enough, that victory in 2013 needed overtime also.

“It feels great to finally close a game out,” said Embiid to Tom Moore following the game. “We should be like 5-3.”

Philly sits at 1-7 on the year, but have close losses to Cleveland (a 102-101 loss which they led during), Orlando (a 103-101 loss that they led for most of), and Oklahoma City (you guessed it: a 103-97 loss that they led for most of).

The Process finished with 25 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes, and Nik Stauskas and Ersan Ilyasova each chipped in 14. For Indiana, Paul George was the game’s leading scorer with 26, and Monta Ellis was second with 19.

After 1,085 days, their cold streak is finally over. On an even brighter note, Philly didn’t win their first game last season until December when they started out 0-18.

The last time the Philadelphia 76ers won a game in November:

  • “Royals” by Lorde spent the entire month as Billboard’s number one song.
  • “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “Ender’s Game” grossed more than $300 million at the box office.
  • Kobe Bryant’s career began its downward trajectory.

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