Jimmy Butler recently became a sensation by dropping 56 points against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.
The player helped Miami register a close 119-114 win against the Bucks on Monday. This was Jimmy’s career-best score, tying with Michael Jordan for the fourth-most points in a playoff match.
A game against the overall leader was never going to be easy to win. This was evident for Miami, as the team was trailing 14 points in the final quarter. However, Jimmy turned the game around to help Miami gain a 3-1 lead in the competition. The player scored 21 points during the quarter, pushing the Milwaukee Bucks toward an early elimination threat.
After the basketball game was over, the crowd could not help but chant MVP during Jimmy’s post-match interview. Despite breaking multiple scoring records, Jimmy appeared humble, saying that Joel was probably the MVP of the game.
Getting this dub for Miami in this manner and atmosphere is huge. While being confronted about the nickname “Playoff Jimmy”, the player shrugged and said it is not a thing, it is not.
Jimmy earned 15 of his 18 points from the foul line and 19 of his 28 from the field. The player also earned nine rebounds for the 8th-seeded team. Now, Miami is leading 3-1 against the Bucks in the first-round series of the Eastern Conference.
The Miami Heat also witnessed an impressive performance from Gabe Vincent (10 points), Caleb Martin (12 points), and Bam Adebayo (15 points). With Game 5 coming this Wednesday, the team would want all players to repeat their performances.
Reggie Miller, the former shooting guard, praised Jimmy through the roof. The former player claimed that Jimmy’s performance might have been the best playoff performance by any Miami Heat player. The odds at top basketball betting sites have shown fluctuations resulting in high earnings for players who wagered online.
Erik Spoelstra, the Heat coach, also praised the team and Jimmy. The coach said that Jimmy is one of the most intelligent players in the association.
Talking about the game, Erik stated that it was frustrating during the first 40 minutes. However, this win has proven that perseverance and grit can help teams win games.