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Jimmy Butler Gives Another Historic Performance, Leads Heat To Game 1 Victory in Boston

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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) shoots against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) in the first half of game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Miami Heat might be the underdogs in the Eastern Conference Finals – but don’t tell Jimmy Butler.
The star swingman was brilliant in Game 1, racking up 35 points, 7 assists, 6 steals, and 5 rebounds while leading the Heat to a 123-116 win over the Celtics at TD Garden.
The Heat have won Game 1 in all three of their playoff series so far.

Here’s the shot that even had the announcer, Kevin Harlan saying “Jimmy freakin’ Butler!”

The role players also showed up big.

Jimmy had this to say after the game…

Game 2 is set for Friday night in Boston with an 8:30pm tipoff.

In the meantime, you can enjoy the full game 1 highlights here!