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.
Jimmy Butler buries the game-winning three-pointer 🎯 as the #Sixers edge the #Hornets 122-119 #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/W7vUzzovvS- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) November 18, 2018
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.
🚨HIGHLIGHTS🚨 Kemba Walker dropped a career-high and single-game franchise-record 60 points in tonight's game 🔥 #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/fgfXCp3Wxh- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 18, 2018
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.
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.