Butler’s last-second 3 sends Sixers past Nets
BROOKLYN – Jimmy Butler hit the gamewinning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a wild 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in the Natioanl Basketball Association (NBA) on Sunday night in New York.
Butler, who was questionable to play due to a sprained left ankle, scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit his second gamewinner since joining Philadelphia in a trade from Minnesota on November 12.
He gave Philadelphia the dramatic win when he took the inbounds pass from Ben Simmons, began to move slightly inside the 3-point arc, stepped back and released a 3-pointer in front of Brooklyn’s bench with Rondae Hollis-jefferson’s hand in his face.
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as host Toronto Raptors defeated Miami Heat 125-115 for their fifth win in a row.