76ers get 3rd straight win to pull even at no. 3 in East playoff race

PHILADELPHIA --- A little rest and a taste of spring did a lot for Jimmy Butler. Butler had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists while playing with the type of assertiveness coach Brett Brown says the 76ers need from him in Philadelphia's 123-114 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Joel Embiid added 21 points and 17 rebounds and made some big plays on both ends of the court late in the fourth quarter for the 76ers, who won their third in a row to pull even with idle Indiana for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker with the Pacers and is trying to maintain hold of home court in a first-round playoff series, something Bro...

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