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Philadelphia 76ers mammoth man Joel Embiid is an MVP candidate and a three-time All-Defensive different, but Jimmy Butler is now not in truth intimidated.
“Joel’s a hell of a participant,” Butler educated journalists when asked about getting matched up with him on switches. “That is my man, too. But I am no longer frightened of him either. I don’t middle of attention on anybody is. No one’s frightened of no one on this matchup, so I’m going to attack him fancy I’m going to attack anybody else. I fancy it, he takes that challenge. He’s the MVP, he is their crew’s easiest participant, that is what he is purported to attain.”
While the 76ers evened the series at two games apiece with a 116-108 victory in Sunday’s Sport 4, Butler looked anything but afraid.
He set up Miami on his support to the tune of 40 aspects, six assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks, which is in regards to the solely part that kept it end for the reason that guests shot appropriate 7-of-35 (20.0 p.c) from deep and struggled to luxuriate in the 76ers on different discontinue.
Embiid (24 aspects and 11 rebounds) impressed with a double-double, but it with out a doubt became James Harden who took over in crunch time with 31 aspects, 9 assists and seven rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting from deep.
Butler would possibly furthermore must address Embiid more in general if the Warmth are going to come.