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Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker puts his hands out after banking in a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Walker’s 60 points were the most in the NBA this season.

CHARLOTTE — Jimmy Butler knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame a career-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.

Butler’s play in the final seconds was the difference.

He blocked Walker’s shot and saved the ball to a teammate with 15 seconds left, setting the stage for his winning jumper from the top of the key over Dwayne Bacon.

Joel Embiid finished with 33 points and 11 rebounds and Ben Simmons had 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the 76ers defeated the Hornets for the third time this season. Butler had 15 points in his third game with his new team.

Walker’s 60 points were the most in the NBA this season, topping Klay Thompson’s 52 against Chicago on Oct. 29.

Walker finished 21 of 34 from the field and had six 3-pointers. He made all 12 foul shots and had seven rebounds and four assists.

Walker had 37 and 30 points in his previous two games against the 76ers, but only shot a combined 33 percent. This time he was making everything,

76ERS 122, HORNETS 119

PHILADELPHIA – Redick 9-17 0-0 23, Muscala 2-8 1-1 6, Embiid 9-23 13-14 33, Simmons 7-13 9-11 23, Butler 4-11 6-7 15, Chandler 0-2 2-2 2, Johnson 2-3 1-1 6, Shamet 2-6 0-0 5, Fultz 3-6 0-0 6, Korkmaz 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 39-93 33-38 122.

CHARLOTTE – Batum 0-4 0-0 0, Williams 1-3 1-2 4, Zeller 4-8 2-2 10, Walker 21-34 12-12 60, Lamb 6-18 7-7 20, Bridges 4-6 0-0 9, Hernangomez 0-5 1-2 1, Biyombo 1-2 0-0 2, Parker 1-4 0-0 2, Monk 0-5 2-2 2, Bacon 4-10 0-0 9. Totals 42-99 25-27 119.

Philadelphia 42 21 19 28 12 — 122 Charlotte 30 26 30 24 9 — 119

3-Point Goals–Philadelphia 11-35 (Redick 5-11, Embiid 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Butler 1-3, Shamet 1-4, Muscala 1-6, Korkmaz 0-2, Chandler 0-2), Charlotte 10-31 (Walker 6-14, Bridges 1-1, Williams 1-2, Bacon 1-3, Lamb 1-6, Batum 0-1, Hernangomez 0-1, Zeller 0-1, Monk 0-2). Fouled Out–Williams, Zeller. Rebounds–Philadelphia 53 (Embiid, Simmons 11), Charlotte 49 (Lamb 10). Assists–Philadelphia 23 (Simmons 9), Charlotte 23 (Parker 5). Total Fouls–Philadelphia 24, Charlotte 29. Technicals–Charlotte coach James Borrego. A–19,426 (19,077).

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