Jimmy Butler has surpassed 40 points 13 times in his career, including 5 times with the Heat. And every time he’s done it since he got to Florida, he’s been in the playoffs…
For Game 1 of the conference finals against the Celtics, “Jimmy Buckets” again set the tone, finishing with his third game with 40-plus points since the start of this postseason, or 12 games. But for the leader of Florida there is no message behind it, it’s just what he has to do at this point in the season.
I think I speak on behalf of my teammates and the club when I say I know what I’m capable of. I’m not doing this to score 40 points. I play like I do to win, by any means necessary, and I just scored 40 points. But if I score 40 points and lose, I’m going to be really pissed off. »
With 41 points (12/19 shooting), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks, Jimmy Butler showed all his influence, notably punishing the Celtics defensemen with free throws (17/18).
How do you explain that ability to shine so much in the playoffs?
“Probably because I don’t care if it’s a big scene or a small one, or who’s watching. I do what I do for my family, for mine, for my team and for my teammates. That’s all. It doesn’t matter if it’s on a big stage, at home or away. I know why I do what I do. »
Therefore, Jimmy Butler is completely dedicated to the game, to what he must do to help his team win. And then he admits that he especially likes playoff basketball.
“I like the physical aspect. I want to meet people and see who falls first, who gives up first. I think that’s the style of basketball I like to play. Them (Celts) also. You know, I was 0/2 on 3s tonight. I want to be 0/0 next game because I just want to keep crashing into people. »
Boston is warned…
|Station||Team||GM||Minimum||Shots||3 points||LF||Off||Def||Soon||P.S||party||in you||bp||Connecticut||Points|
|2018-19 *||All the teams||Sixty-five||3. 4||46.2||34.7||85.5||1.9||3.4||5.3||4.1||1.7||1.9||1.5||0.6||18.7|
|2019-20||missing in action||58||3. 4||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||missing in action||52||3. 4||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||missing in action||57||3. 4||48.0||23.3||87.0||1.8||4.1||5.9||5.5||1.5||1.7||2.1||0.5||21.4|