Jimmy Butler hit 4-of-11 shots and 6-of-6 free throws for 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals as the Heat made a second-half comeback to beat the Celtics 106-101 to take a 2-0 lead in their ECF series.
Butler missed his only 3-pointer and while his fantasy game was lacking tonight, he made some huge plays down the stretch, stealing the ball and feeding Jae Crowder for an easy layup and the final two free throws of the game to ice it. Fantasy-wise, Jimmy let his managers down tonight, but he deserves some credit for deferring to his teammates, playing hard and making huge plays when it mattered. The Heat truly play as a team and it could be a different guy stepping up offensively every night. Goran Dragic led the way with 25, Bam Adebayo had 21, Duncan Robinson bounced back for 18 points, Crowder added 12 points and three 3-pointers and Tyler Herro had 11 as the Heat put the Celtics in a serious hole on Thursday. The Heat are now an incredible 10-1 in these playoffs. Sep 17 9:39 pm (EST)
- Jimmy Butler hit an incredible floater in the face of Jayson Tatum with 12 seconds left on the clock in overtime on Tuesday and then hit the 'And 1' free throw to give the Heat a 116-114 lead over the Celtics with 12 seconds left on the clock in a 117-114 Game 1 win over the Celtics.
- Jimmy Butler accounted for 17 points (4-of-6 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in Tuesday's win over Milwaukee.
- Jimmy Butler scored 17 points as the Heat lost Game 4, going 6-of-15 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, with five boards, two assists, two steals and three turnovers. All Jimmy Butler News
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