This was the 2nd time all season that LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 60+ points and the Lakers lost. Butler averaged a heady 29.0 points, 10.2 assists, 8.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals through the first five games before he wearily produced 12 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in the Game 6 finale. We’re gonna fight. This was the 2nd time all season that LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 60+ points … Butler’s performance was a reminder: The Bulls, 76ers and Timberwolves severely fumbled the bag. He also had to get over a hump of his own making. Butler had a game for the ages. 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To make matters worse, the Heat would play Game 3 without two of their best players: starting point guard Goran Dragic and Swiss Army knife big man Bam Adebayo. Markieff Morris…EXPLAINpic.twitter.com/4E9XeYLfN3, — Hoop Tracker (@TheHoopTracker) October 10, 2020. The Miami Heat looked like they were destined for a sweep in the NBA Finals but with their championship hopes on the line, Jimmy Butler delivered one of the greatest performances in Heat history, rivaling even those of LeBron James, with 40 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds to lead Miami to a 115-104 win in Game 3 of the Finals. After the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA championship on Sunday, LeBron James was cradling the Larry O'Brien trophy, and his teammate JaVale McGee happened to film a moment in which James spoke directly to it. The Heat hit two free throws to extend the lead to three, and James missed a three-point heave to end the game. You can’t get to the foul line if you don’t attempt a shot at the rim. His 40-point night included zero three-pointers attempted. After Miami lost Game 2 by 10, an exasperated Butler took the podium. I hope they'll attend. Can you name the 1st 4? Jump passes are a cardinal basketball sin: They’re easily readable, and it puts the ball handler in a terrible position. Butler is no Michael Jordan, and this is not Space Jam. He scored 10 of his 40 points in the final period to guide the Heat to their first Finals victory. The Heat and Lakers will play Game 6 on Sunday. On several of those occasions, he ostensibly had an easy layup attempt. We’ve gotta do something special. With Anthony Davis hobbled due to an ankle injury, the game came down to Butler and James trading haymakers with the series on the line – and Butler did just enough to edge LeBron and the Lakers in the final minutes. Please check your email for a confirmation. Against a Lakers team with two of the five best players in the NBA, Miami’s star was sensational. And even if it was only for one fleeting Game 3 moment, he was on Sunday. CAVALIERS is a registered trademark of the Cleveland Cavaliers LLC. Jimmy Butler and LeBron James trade big time buckets in crunch time! Butler shot 14-of-20 from the field. Green missed a potential game-winner short, but Markieff Morris grabbed the rebound with six seconds left and plenty of time to generate another shot attempt. The Lakers were outscored 15-9 in clutch-time of Game 5. That feat alone put Butler in legendary company: The only other players in NBA Finals history to record a 40-point triple double are LeBron James and Jerry West, “The Logo.”. He put up a 40-point triple double with 13 assists, 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks to lead the shorthanded Heat to a 115-104 Game 3 victory on Sunday night. In the fourth quarter, Butler turned his aggression up a notch. Butler is an All-Star for many reasons. But time and time again, Butler used his quickness and his wits to get by his defender, only to rise up for a layup before kicking the ball out to the three-point line in midair. The Lakers had a chance to win the game with the ball in LeBron James’ hands, but Los Angeles’ final possession ended with an ugly turnover. "I can't believe you," he said. #NBAFinals @MiamiHEAT 105@Lakers 106, 46.7 remaining on ABC pic.twitter.com/hGno2ibZru, — Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) October 10, 2020. If anyone believed the Heat could come back from down 0-2 to the Lakers in the NBA Finals, it was Jimmy Butler. 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He’s a two-way, inside-outside play-maker — a mold few players his size have replicated. “It’s not over. But he’s also one of the league’s kings at getting to the foul line. He attempted to lob a pass into the paint to Anthony Davis, but it flew out of bounds untouched. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/10/jimmy-butler-keeps-heat-alive-with-epic-performance-in-game-5-win, Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars live stream, how to watch, NFL football predictions, odds, tv channel, start time, Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings live stream, how to watch, NFL football predictions, odds, tv channel, start time, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts live stream, how to watch, NFL football predictions, odds, tv channel, start time, Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans live stream, how to watch, NFL football predictions, odds, tv channel, start time, Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers live stream, how to watch, NFL football predictions, odds, tv channel, start time, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior College, he transferred to Marquette University.He was drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.

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