Sorry Celtics, Sixers finally have a closer in Jimmy Butler

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Three early-season losses against the Eastern Conference's upper echelon teams was enough proof for the Sixers to shake things up. Philadelphia would have 46 free-throws compared to the Celtics 16.

Philly pulled the trigger to acquire free agent-to-be Jimmy Butler, an All-Star scorer who had overstayed his welcome in Minnesota and was looking to latch onto a playoff-contending team, but most importantly - gave the Sixers a closer.

In 59 games this season, the 25-year old center is averaging career-highs in points, rebounds and assists this season, with 27.5, 13.8 and 3.5, respectively.

The Sixers' win and performance over the last six games will make it easy for fans to laugh off Rozier's latest trash talk, but he's certainly working hard to make his contribution to the Sixers-Celtics rivalry. As Adam Himmelsbach pointed out, that was a reference to Boston's Terry Rozier calling Embiid "lame" in an interview.

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Rozier took shots at the Sixers before Wednesday night's matchup too.

As expected, it was a thriller of a game between two of the top teams in the National Basketball Association.

The Celtics, meanwhile, were led by Kyrie Irving who had 36 points.

Ever since the two teams met at the playoffs past year, both have developed bad blood for one another.

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