Jimmy Butler highlighted how he led Miami Heat to game 1 win vs Bucks. He emphasised on Dwyane Wade’s support all through the playoffs.
The Miami Heat faced off against the top seeded Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, which resulted in a 115-104 upset win over the Bucks.
One of the biggest stories surrounding Butler this season has been him being laser focused to get through the Playoffs to hopefully win a championship with the Heat. So when asked why he did not bring any guests or family members over, “This is a business trip for me.”
“This is a business trip for me.”
Jimmy Butler said he respects players for inviting their families but he chose not to invite anyone to the bubble pic.twitter.com/kVd6HFB4DA
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 1, 2020
Jimmy Butler on conversation with Heat teammates
After the statement win in Game 1, Butler was very confident in his team’s ability to perhaps win the East.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) September 1, 2020
Butler also remarked, with a comedic undertone, that once the 4th quarter started, he wouldn’t be passing the ball to which his teammates replied, “That’s fine with me.”
The Heat All-Star also gave a shout out to future Hall-of-Famer and Heat legend, Dwyane Wade, for being in touch with Butler, helping him navigate through these playoffs. Wade and Butler exchanged texts immediately after the Game 1 win.
“I told my teammates I probably wasn’t going to pass the ball. I made a couple shots. And they said, ‘That’s fine with me,’” Butler said with a smile on his face.
How has Butler been in these Playoffs?
The Miami Heat remain undefeated in the 2020 Playoffs, as they swept the Indiana Pacers in the 1st round and have now won Game 1 in the 2nd round.
Jimmy Butler is the first Heat player with 40+ points in a playoff game since LeBron James in 2014. pic.twitter.com/2EXhCFHPhe
— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 1, 2020
This is in large part due to the perimeter defense and the clutch baskets Jimmy Butler provides. He is also shooting well over 60% from beyond the arc in the Playoffs. Jimmy became one of only 3 players in Heat Playoff history to log 40+ points.