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Butler buries game-winning 3-pointer as 76ers complete comeback win over Nets

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Jimmy Butler (NBA Getty Images)

With the game on the line, the 76ers turned to Jimmy Butler and again he answered the call, burying a go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the 76ers a 127-125 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Butler scored 18 of his team-high 34 points in the fourth quarter, taking over down the stretch and delivering another game-winner, just two weeks after doing the same against the Charlotte Hornets..

Philly trailed by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, before storming home to a much-needed bounceback win after dropping a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Butler led Philly with 34, adding 12 rebounds and shooting 5-for-6 from the 3-point line, while Joel Embiid added 32 points and 12 rebounds.

2018 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons recorded 13 points, five rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocks for the 76ers, who now sit at 14-8 on the season.

D'Angelo Russell stuffed the stat sheet for the Nets with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, while Spencer Dinwiddie came off the bench with 31 points, including this flush.

The Nets now sit at 8-13 on the season.

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