Last-second Butler 3 lifts Sixers after Kemba's 60
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Butler responded with “bet.”
Butler, in his third game with his new team, drained a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime and Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.
The overtime showdown between the 76ers and Hornets served as an epitome of how the two teams have performed in close games.
“As much as I wanted the shot to go in to win the game, I also wanted it to go in because I didn’t want Kemba to give me 70,” Butler said with a laugh. “I wanted it to stop at 60.”
Walker’s 60 points were a career high and topped Klay Thompson‘s 52 for Golden State against Chicago on Oct. 29 for most in the league this season.
And after only scoring seven points in his last game, a loss at Cleveland on Tuesday, Walker set an all-time NBA record by increasing his total by 53 points from game to game.