There were many reasons the 76ers traded for Jimmy Butler.
Butler's dagger spoiled Walker's big night with the Hornets point guard pouring in a franchise record 60 points, adding seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Ben Simmons has found his magic touch again
After recent blips, Simmons was back to his best on Sunday as he capped off his near triple-double performance with a thundering, rim-shaking put-back dunk off a Butler three point attempt.
Butler's play in the final seconds was the difference. Then the swingman's three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left lifted the Sixers to a 122-119 overtime victory over the Hornets Saturday night in Charlotte.More news: Democrats Sign Letter Calling for New House Leadership
Walker shot 21 of 34 from the field and had six 3-pointers.
Walker had 37 and 30 points in his previous two games against the 76ers, but only shot a combined 33 percent. Walker held up his palms and shrugged after the ball went in, similar to that famous gesture by Hornets owner Michael Jordan many years ago with the Bulls.More news: Apec impasse raises stakes for trade war talks in Argentina
JJ Redick finished with 23 points for Philadelphia, including two key jumpers in overtime. Simmons and Embiid are great, but they are limited in ways that Butler is not.
And after catching fire for a second successive game, Walker - who is 28.7 per game for the season - has now achieved a feat that four-time MVP James incredibly never has never.More news: Washington Post Sports Section Publishes Ill-Advised Front Page After Alex Smith Injury
An exercise by the Boston Celtics point guard made the social media rounds on Monday, in which Irving is shown passing and dribbling a pair of basketballs simultaneously.