Butler’s heroics spoil Walker’s 60-point recreation as 76ers beat Hornets



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18 Nov 2018, 10:16 IST
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler

Kemba Walker performed the sport of his life, however Jimmy Butler stepped as much as ship victory for the Philadelphia 76ers towards the Charlotte Hornets.

Walker scored a career-high and franchise-record 60 factors, however within the recreation’s ultimate seconds, Philadelphia’s personal hero stepped up in Butler.

Taking part in solely his third recreation with the 76ers, Butler buried the game-winning three-pointer in additional time to provide Philly a 122-119 victory.

Butler had simply moments earlier blocked Walker’s shot with lower than 20 seconds remaining to get Philadelphia the ball.

Butler completed the sport with 15 factors. Joel Embiid led the best way with 33, and Ben Simmons and JJ Redick chipped in 23 apiece for the 76ers (11-7).

The 76ers wanted all of their stars firing on an evening that belonged to Walker. The guard knocked down 21 of 34 photographs and had seven rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

In a pleasant coincidence, Walker’s offensive explosion got here on the identical evening he was honoured as a member of the Hornets’ 30th Anniversary Workforce.

Vucevic produces magic for Orlando

Magic middle Nikola Vucevic had 36 factors and 13 rebounds in a 130-117 win over the Lakers.

Anthony Davis scored 40 and had eight rebounds and assists within the Pelicans’ 125-115 victory over the Nuggets.

Danilo Gallinari (28 factors) and Tobias Harris (27) mixed for 55 factors to key the Clippers to a 127-119 win towards the Nets. The Clippers are actually 10-5.


Dud Dinwiddie

Guard Spencer Dinwiddie hit solely three of 16 photographs, had 4 turnovers and fouled out of the Nets’ loss to the Clippers.


LeBron’s dunk, Mitchell’s block

Lonzo Ball drew the additional man, then discovered LeBron James for a thunderous dunk.

Donovan Mitchell chased down Gordon Hayward to dam his dunk.

Saturday’s outcomes

Los Angeles Clippers 127-119 Brooklyn Nets
Philadelphia 76ers 122-119 Charlotte Hornets
Indiana Pacers 97-89 Atlanta Hawks
New Orleans Pelicans 125-115 Denver Nuggets
Orlando Magic 130-117 Los Angeles Lakers
Utah Jazz 98-86 Boston Celtics
Toronto Raptors 122-83 Chicago Bulls
Houston Rockets 132-112 Sacramento Kings
Dallas Mavericks 112-109 Golden State Warriors
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 110-100 Phoenix Suns


Warriors at Spurs

The Warriors (12-5) are bodily wounded (Stephen Curry remains to be out) and, to cite coach Steve Kerr, “banged up spiritually” within the aftermath of the Kevin Durant-Draymond Inexperienced spat. They misplaced a detailed recreation to the Mavericks on Saturday. The Spurs (7-7) and high-scoring guard DeMar DeRozan (25.6 ppg) is perhaps catching them at simply the precise time, and at house.

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