Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said his team evened its second-round NBA playoff series 1-1 on Monday with a 94-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors thanks to one of his players slipping into an alter ego.

Jimmy Butler, with 30 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and a blocked shot, became James.

“This was James Butler,” Brown said. “That was the adult in the gym. … He was just a tremendous sort of rock. He willed us to a lot of different situations. … He was a stud. He really was an adult in the gym.”

The man known as Jimmy Buckets responded to his coach calling him James. 

Jimmy Buckets has a much better ring to it than James Buckets. 

The Sixers are pretty entertaining in the post game interviews.  

The series now shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3, scheduled to tipoff at 8:00pm ET on Thursday, May 2nd.

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