Upstart Sixers with Butler set to host Suns

Ben Simmons was back to his best

Ben Simmons was back to his best. Basketball Simmons’ perfect reply to doubters

Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, left, drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler, back, and Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

"I'm still proud of - that's an unbelievable thing to do", a frustrated Walker said. "We fought so hard throughout this game and we just deserve to win". "It would have been even better with a win.".

Butler missed a shot to end regulation but received a warm welcome at the bench from his new teammates, something that comforts Brown.

"As much as I wanted the shot to go in to win the game, I also wanted it to go in because I didn't want Kemba to give me 70", Butler quipped.

It overtook the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson's 52 points as the most in a game for the season as he outscored all his teammates in the match. The Spurs (7-7) and high-scoring guard DeMar DeRozan (25.6 ppg) might be catching them at just the right time, and at home.

The 28-year-old finished with a franchise record, though saw his team defeated 122-119 in overtime as Jimmy Butler clinched a three-pointer in the dying seconds. Walker shot a sizzling 21-of-34 from the field, going 6-of-14 from three.

Ben Simmons has found his magic touch again
Ben Simmons has found his magic touch again

Simmons meanwhile banked 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists by half-time alone as the 76ers took a 63-56 lead into the break.

However, one of the team's most important players is a tad banged up.

"I think not a lot of defense is being played", Irving said (via the Boston Globe).

There were many reasons the 76ers traded for Jimmy Butler.

"I come here every night to work shots, on my game, and make sure that I stand as ready as possible with these kinds of moments". Walker is headed for free agency this coming summer and though Jordan and company want him around, he may prefer bolting in search for a team that puts him in position for playoff success. "I just got a piece of the ball".

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