Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics

The Jamaica Observer
Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics
Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Jimmy Butler led a fourth quarter comeback as the Philadelphia 76ers overpowered the Boston Celtics 118-115 in a stormy Eastern Conference duel on Wednesday. Butler scored 15 points in the final period as the Sixers overturned a nine-point deficit to seal their first win of the season against Boston while extending their winning streak to six games. Butler, who was slow to settle in Philadelphia following his acrimonious move from the Minnesota Timberwolves in November, finished with 22 points including a decisive jump shot late in the fourth quarter. Centre Joel Embiid also delivered a towering performance for the Sixers, finishing with 37 points, a career-high

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