Jimmy Butler Drills Step-Back 3-Pointer to Give 76ers Comeback Win vs. Nets

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Philadelphia 76ers runs out the arena after the game against the Brooklyn Nets on November 25, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Jimmy Buckets has his second big one as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Butler knocked down a game-winning three to give the Sixers a 127-125 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The shot concluded his best performance with the Sixers, as Butler finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds while knocking down five threes.

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Butler had taken a bit of a backseat from a scoring perspective since coming to Philly. He'd hit the 20-point mark only once in five games before scoring 56 points over the last two contests.

The Sixers' record improved to 5-2 with Butler in the lineup.

With the Minnesota Timberwolves also thriving without Butler, this may be the rare case of an NBA trade that benefited both sides.