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Philadelphia 103, Memphis 95
When: 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 2, 2018
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #45 Brian Forte, #20 Leroy Richardson
Attendance: 20334

Jimmy Butler hit two free throws with 1:31 remaining and a jumper 41 seconds later to stave off a Memphis Grizzlies rally, helping the host Philadelphia 76ers hang on for a 103-95 victory on Sunday night.

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid recorded double-doubles for the 76ers, who completed a 3-0 homestand with their fourth straight win.

Mike Conley had a team-high 21 points and five assists for the Grizzlies, who have lost four of their last five games.

The 76ers led most of the way, extending their margin to 52-40 late in the first half on the strength of a 10-0 run. Simmons had six points and JJ Redick a 3-pointer in the spurt.

The Grizzlies got as close as five on a 3-pointer by Conley with 2:57 to play, then to within 93-89 when he dropped in a pair of free throws with 2:03 to go.

But Butler countered with his two free throws, then made it an eight-point game with just 49.6 seconds remaining with a back-breaking jumper.

Butler finished with 21 points and Redick a team-high 24 for the 76ers, who shot 48.6 percent.

Simmons had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Embiid went for 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Jaren Jackson Jr. (17 points), JaMychal Green (14), Garrett Temple (12), MarShon Brooks (12) and Marc Gasol (12) joined Conley in double figures for Memphis, which opened a two-game trip with a double-overtime win at Brooklyn on Friday.

Conley (6-for-17) and Gasol (4-for-14) combined to shoot just 10-for-31 as the Grizzlies struggled at just 41.8 percent.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Memphis   Philadelphia
Mike Conley 21 Scoring JJ Redick 24
Kyle Anderson 5 Assists Ben Simmons 6
Omri Casspi 8 Rebounds Joel Embiid 14
Mike Conley 6 Free Throws Made Jimmy Butler 7
JaMychal Green 4 Steals Furkan Korkmaz 2
Jaren Jackson Jr. 3 Blocks Jimmy Butler 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 95 41.8 11-28 18-23 19 35 7 7 15
Philadelphia 103 48.6 8-22 23-30 22 44 2 5 16
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The 76ers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .556 after a loss.