At night, Charlotte Hornet celebrated the best players in the franchise's 30-year history. Kemba Walker had them all covered. Then Jimmy Butler ruined the show.
Walker poured 60 points in the franchise record in the 122-119 overtime game of Hornets on Saturday night at the Philadelphia 76ers. However, the fact that Walker did not score in the game that ended Hornets was an important factor in the after hours game.
Walker scored 119 points and walked up the right side of the lane against Butler. Butler climbed a little higher and blocked the shot. He made an acrobatic save to get the ball out of bounds.
After a timeout to prepare for the final play, Butler dribbled his watch and stepped back a second from the second lower left to win Philadelphia.
Walker shot 34/21 in the first half, including 6/14 in three-pointers and 12-in-12 seconds in free throws. He added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Butler scored 15 points in the third game against the 76ers. Joel Embiid, 18, in the first quarter, Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick added 23 points each.
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