Brett Brown credited Jimmy Butler's mentality after the Philadelphia 76ers' 112-101 win over the Toronto Raptors in game 6 to tie the series.
Butler finished with 25 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds.
“The way he started and even the way he ended the first half, he just stamped his authority and his skill package and his will...he was all over that game...I think he got it as much as anybody and led us. He was a tremendous leader. His performance mirrored his attitude," said Brown.
Ben Simmons finished with 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Joel Embiid recorded a career-high plus-minus of +40.
Brown emphasized Butler's combination of mentality and strength.
"I've said this before. There is an adult in the room when he's in the room. You know the athletic plays that he makes, the physical plays that he makes; he's a tank...When he has that sort of laser focus and that body to back it up, incredible things happen offensively and defensively."