Coming off their second game-winner in seven days -- and the second to come off the fingertips of star midseason acquisition and four-time all-star Jimmy Butler- the Philadelphia 76ers might have an easier go of it on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center when the New York Knicks come to town.
The Knicks fell to 7-15 on the season -- and 4-9 away from Madison Square Garden -- on Tuesday night with a 115-108 loss at Detroit, and now they have to turn around and head to play one of the league's best triumvirates.
Only right about now, it feels like Jimmy's world.
Butler had 34 points, including a 3-pointer with .4 seconds left, to lift the 76ers to a 127-125 win at Brooklyn on Sunday. Seven days prior, he hit a game-winning 3-pointer with zero seconds left in overtime to defeat the Charlotte Hornets.
"Another play drawn up by coach," Butler said. "My teammates have lot of confidence in me to take shots late, hopefully I make shots late as well. But I mean, I got to the spot that I wanted to get to, raised up and knocked it down."
His coach, Brett Brown, was more impressed by Butler's hustle on the previous play, when he dived for a loose ball to secure the final possession. >> READ MORE
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