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Butler buries game-winning three-pointer as 76ers overcome Kemba's 60-point game

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Jimmy Butler was the hero in Charlotte, knocking down the game-winning three-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 122-119 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

With the scores tied on the previous play, Butler came up with a huge block on Kemba Walker, saving the ball from going out, to give Philly possession to set up his blockbuster finish.

Butler's dagger spoiled Walker's big night with the Hornets point guard pouring in a franchise record 60 points, adding seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Walker shot a sizzling 21-of-34 from the field, going 6-of-14 from three.

Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb added 20 points and 10 rebounds, tying the game at 119-119 with an and-1 layup with 34 seconds left in overtime, burying the free throw.

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Until his late-game heroics, Butler was having a quiet offensive game, scoring 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting, while Joel Embiid led the way with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Ben Simmons fell one assist shy of a triple-double, scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

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