Kemba Walker's 60 Points Not Enough As Jimmy Butler Sinks OT Winner


Playing only his third game with the 76ers, Butler buried the game-winning three-pointer in overtime to give Philly a 122-119 victory.

Funnily enough, Butler hadn't even been having a great game until the final two possessions of the game.

On a night where the opposing point-guard scored 60 points, it's a good thing Ben Simmons chose to show up in a big way as well.

Walker's 60 points were the most in the National Basketball Association this season, topping Klay Thompson's 52 against Chicago on October 29. He made all 12 free throws and had seven rebounds and four assists.

"It's so much more fun to play with these guys".

Ben Simmons has found his magic touch again.

Embiid has feasted on the Hornets this season, with 42 points and 18 rebounds and 27 points and 15 rebounds in his previous two games.

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It didn't take Jimmy Butler long to make his presence felt in Philadelphia.

Coach Brett Brown admitted after the game Simmons will be the hardest-hit player from Butler's arrival.

"After the first quarter we were pretty bad defensively", James said, adding that the young Lakers team had plenty of work to do before they could begin to think of the post-season. "I just wanted it to stop at 60".

"This game I've felt a lot more comfortable, and know what coach wants from me".

The Warriors, missing injured starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green - and still smarting from the dust-up between Green and teammate Kevin Durant earlier this week - led by eight in the second half before Dallas rallied to beat the Warriors for just the second time in their last 19 meetings. Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller fouled out.

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker scored a franchise-record 60 points Saturday night in an overtime loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.

76ers: Host the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Butler then sealed the game with a dagger 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to cap a thriller in Charlotte.