But­ler’s last-sec­ond 3 sends Six­ers past Nets

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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.

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