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The MVP of the night | Jimmy Butler, the repeat offender

Eliminate the best team in the regular season in the first round of the playoffs with Wilt Chamberlain numbers in the last two meetings. This is the summary of the last two matches of Jimmy Butlerwith an average of 49 points.

Because after his 56-point masterpiece in Game 4, the Miami star did it again in Milwaukee. Admittedly, Butler was not as skillful and impressive, but he still finished with 42 points at 17/33 to shoot. Not to mention 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

Above all, with 14 points in the last quarter, he made misery for Jrue Holiday, yet a hell of a customer but who often seemed overwhelmed, and he again overthrew the Bucks, who had the game in hand. In addition, he equalized on an alley-oop, unbalanced, to snatch the extension. “Jimmy, it’s the Heat. The Heat is Jimmy” summarizes Erik Spoelstra in a press conference.

“The game plan was simple: you have to give the ball to Jimmy and let him do it”Gabe Vincent tells ESPN. “Max Strus made a good screen, Jimmy had space, we found him and he scored. »

37 points average against the best team of the regular season

The Floridian rear / winger did not need to make a big extension then, with only two points scored. That’s enough to send the Bucks on vacation and propel the Heat to the conference semi-finals, against the Knicks, for a series that promises to be very physical. But with a Butler at this level (37.6 points on average at 60% shooting success and 44% at 3-pts in this first round), Erik Spoelstra’s troops can travel far.

At the start of the season, faced with the difficulties of his team, the former Chicagoan had shown his confidence by declaring this: “I don’t care what people say. We will still win the title. You can count on us. I’m telling you, we’re gonna win this fuckin’ title. »

The road is obviously still very long, however, by eliminating Milwaukee in this way, in five matches, it already seems less fanciful to think so…

Jimmy Butler Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2011-12 CHI 42 9 40.5 18.2 76.8 0.6 0.8 1.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.1 2.6
2012-13 CHI 82 26 46.7 38.1 80.3 1.7 2.3 4.0 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.4 8.6
2013-14 CHI 67 39 39.7 28.3 76.9 1.3 3.6 4.9 2.6 1.6 1.9 1.5 0.5 13.1
2014-15 CHI 65 39 46.2 37.8 83.4 1.8 4.1 5.8 3.3 1.7 1.8 1.4 0.6 20.0
2015-16 CHI 67 37 45.5 31.1 83.2 1.2 4.2 5.3 4.8 1.9 1.6 2.0 0.6 20.9
2016-17 CHI 76 37 45.5 36.7 86.5 1.7 4.5 6.2 5.5 1.5 1.9 2.1 0.4 23.9
2017-18 MIN 59 37 47.4 35.0 85.4 1.3 4.0 5.3 4.9 1.3 2.0 1.8 0.4 22.2
2018-19 * All Teams 65 34 46.2 34.7 85.5 1.9 3.4 5.3 4.1 1.7 1.9 1.5 0.6 18.7
2018-19 * PHL 55 33 46.1 33.8 86.8 1.9 3.4 5.3 4.0 1.7 1.8 1.5 0.5 18.2
2018-19 * MIN 10 36 47.1 37.8 78.7 1.6 3.6 5.2 4.3 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.0 21.3
2019-20 MIA 58 34 45.5 24.4 83.4 1.8 4.8 6.7 6.0 1.4 1.8 2.2 0.6 20.0
2020-21 MIA 52 34 49.7 24.5 86.3 1.8 5.1 6.9 7.1 1.4 2.1 2.1 0.4 21.5
2021-22 MIA 57 34 48.0 23.3 87.0 1.8 4.1 5.9 5.5 1.5 1.7 2.1 0.5 21.4
2022-23 MIA 64 33 53.9 35.0 85.0 2.2 3.7 5.9 5.3 1.3 1.8 1.6 0.3 22.9
Total 754 33 46.8 32.2 84.2 1.6 3.7 5.4 4.2 1.4 1.7 1.6 0.5 18.2

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.

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