Jimmy Butler Joins Elite NBA Company After Win Over Bucks

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Khris Middleton #22 and Grayson Allen #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Fiserv Forum on April 16, 2023 in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
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The Miami Heat can always count on Jimmy Butler to get them to the playoffs.

He has repeatedly made it clear that he doesn’t care about the NBA regular season, stating that he is all about those seven-game series where everything is at stake.

That may not always be the wisest way to approach the contest, as playoff seeding can be crucial to any team’s championship aspirations.

Nonetheless, Butler is always at his best this time of year, so it’s hard to blame him for feeling that way.

Notably, the former Chicago Bulls star recently joined elite company in NBA history.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Butler is now just the fourth player to record at least 35 points, ten rebounds and three steals in multiple playoff games, joining the likes of Michael Jordan, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James.

Well, two of those three won multiple NBA championships, so Butler still has some work to do to fully catch up to them, but it’s certainly a good start.

The Heat stole Game 1 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks and are now in control of their own destiny, as they have stolen homecourt advantage.

Still, the Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo for most of the game due to a lower back injury, and the Heat would be without Tyler Herro for a while after he broke his hand.

So, Jimmy Buckets will have to shoulder even more of the offensive load on this team going forward, but he has made it clear that this is what he lives for.

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