Saturday , October 16 2021

Butler delivers late as the 76ers rally to defeat the Nets

NEW YORK – Jimmy ButlerThe new teammate saw him drifting to one of his favorite places on the field and already knew what was coming.

Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

"Geez, to say the truth can be anyone," the Sixers added recently.

"They have a lot of confidence in me, but I am increasingly confident with them. They really made us back in the game."

Butler's right-wing shot, similar to that which beat Charlotte in overtime on November 17, closed the Philadelphia rally from 20 points in a match the Nets led almost all the way.

Butler finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Joel Embiid has 32 points and 12 boards for the 76ers, who have won five of their last six matches.

The decision of the match after a sprained ankle against Cleveland on Friday night, Butler looked fine after he spent Saturday at the Villanova home gym.

He shot from around 20 different places, including the same area from where he would go to make the 76ers the winner.

Embiid was used to Butler's talent for dramatic, but knew his new colleague had to hurry a little after Philadelphia entered the ball with only 10.2 seconds left.

"He keeps taking time and I like, & # 39; Will you panic shoot the ball?" Embiid said. "You know, playing big. He arrived at his place and he made a big shot."

The Nets shot 57 percent from the field and reached 46 percent outside the 3-point line to head to the half with a 68-54 lead before the 76ers rallied.

D & # 39; Angelo Russell has 38 points, the highest total with the Nets, and adds eight assists and eight rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 31 points from the bench for Brooklyn, who were only 3-6 at home.

"It's difficult, we played 45 minutes of the game and lost that one shot, but we gave ourselves a chance," Russell said.

The 76ers, who are the best league 10-1 at home, increased to just 4-7 from Wells Fargo Center.

Butler, the winner of his first match with the Sixers was destroyed Kemba Walker60 points in Charlotte, leading Philadelphia's fourth-quarter costs after looking sluggish throughout the first three quarters.

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown was equally impressed by Butler's efforts when he recovered the loose ball after JJ Reddick missed a potential basketball.

Brown recalls how Butler made the same game against the Hornets when he blocked shots and saved the ball from out of bounds to set the winner of the match.

"The TV will replay the shot," Brown said. "I hope they left a few seconds before and saw him dive on the floor and secure the jumping ball."

Brooklyn led 118-105 after Dinwiddie's basket with 4:57 left in the fourth quarter.

Philadelphia then went on 16-2 and went forward 121-120 on the Redick 3-pointer with 1:03 remaining, the first lead since Embiid scored the game's first two points.

Joe Harris replied with 3 of himself to put the Nets back forward but Embiid returned at the other end, converting the game three points after Harris fouled him to give Philadelphia a 124-123 lead.

Dinwiddie had put Brooklyn back on top with a jumper over Redick, setting the stage for Butler's big shot.

The Nets have lost three straight.


76ers: Embiid has 18 matches 20 points this season, second Kevin Durant19 … Philadelphia is 14-8 in the season but 5-2 since acquiring Butler on 12 November. It was Butler's first match in which he counted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds since 19 November 2017.

Nets: Brooklyn's 14-point lead in half is the biggest this season. . Russell and Dinwiddie were the first Nets teammates to score at least 30 points in one match Brook Lopez and Deron Williams on April 3, 2015 … The Brooklyn bench beat his colleagues 48-23.

Power of FULTZ

Brown said he expected Markelle Fultz to continue with the doctor's appointment on Monday to examine his right shoulder. Fultz has lost his last three matches and hasn't played or practiced since Tuesday when his agent announced that the top choice in the 2017 NBA draft will meet specialists in New York. The 20-year-old has averaged 8.2 points in 19 matches this season.


76ers: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

Net: Hold the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

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