Tobias Harris cheekily suggested he should join teammates Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as an NBA All Star following his game-winning performance for Philadelphia against the New York Knicks.
Harris led all scorers with 30 points as the eastern conference leaders closed out a tight 99-96 win over the play-off chasing Knicks.
Simmons had 16 points and 13 rebounds while Seth Curry added 20 points as the Sixers continue to rack up the wins despite playing without injured centre Embiid.
The Sixers (28-12) have now won six in a row to stay just ahead of the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks in the battle for top seed in the east.
Their latest win came in large part because Harris got hot in the final minutes.
He scored seven straight points, including the tying bucket from three-feet out and a go-ahead lay-up that made it 96-92.
He then walked off the court yelling: “I’m an All-Star!”
New York’s All Star, Julius Randle was well contained by Harris and Simmons, scoring 19 points to lead his side.
Julius Randle had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, and RJ Barrett scored 17 points.
The Knicks led just 21-20 after a first-quarter riddled with missed shots.
“The 90s are excited about this game,” 76ers President Daryl Morey tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz, already with the best record in the NBA, went from strength to strength against the Boston Celtics.
Donovan Mitchell had eight of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Utah hit 19 three-pointers as they won 117-109.
The Jazz got plenty of help from the reserves with Jordan Clarkson adding 20 points and Joe Ingles chipping in with 14 of his own.
Coming off a mistake-filled loss at Golden State on Sunday to open their five-game road trip, Mitchell liked the focus his teammates responded with.
“I think the biggest thing is how we executed,” he said.
“Tonight I think we did a good job of it … getting the plays we wanted.”
In Los Angeles, LeBron James recorded a second consecutive triple-double to reach 99 for his career Tuesday night, delivering the Lakers to a 137-121 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.
James and Montrezl Harrell led six players in double figures with 25 points apiece as the Lakers completed a back-to-back sweep after having dispatched of the Golden State Warriors 128-97 in San Francisco on Monday.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards paced the Timberwolves with matching game highs of 29 points.
Elsewhere, the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98, Chicago Bulls downed Oklahoma City Thunder 123-102, the Atlanta Hawks were too good for the Houston Rockets 119-109 and the Portland Trail Blazers stormed home to edge the New Orleans Pelicans 125-124.