Saturday , October 16 2021

The second last 3-pointer butler limits the 76ers rally over the Nets

NEW YORK – Jimmy 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.

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

Butler finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Joel Embiid had 32 points and 12 boards for the 76ers.

D & # 39; Angelo Russell scored 38 points, the highest total with the Nets, and added eight assists and eight rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 31 points from the bench.

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

Butler, whose first match winner with the Sixers destroyed Kemba Walker's 60-point performance in Charlotte, led Philadelphia's fourth-quarter costs after looking sluggish throughout the first three quarters.

Brooklyn led 118-105 after Dinwiddie's basket forced the 76ers to call for a timeout with 4:57 remaining in the fourth quarter.

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

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

Dinwiddie briefly put Brooklyn back up 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 from Kevin Durant's 19 goals.

Net: Brooklyn's superiority of 14 points in the first half is the biggest in this season.

Power of FULTZ

The 76ers coach Brett Brown said he expected Markelle Fultz to continue with a 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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