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Jimmy Butler Makes NBA Playoff History As Heat Take Game 1 vs. Celtics

Jimmy Butler had himself a night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Miami Heat forward exploded for 41 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals, and three blocks en route to beating the Boston Celtics 118-107 Tuesday night.
He is the first player in NBA playoffs history to reach those numbers since steals and blocks were first recorded in 1974.
It was also Butler’s 5th career playoff game with 40 points (the only players with more are LeBron James with 12, and Shaquille O’Neal with 8).

He also surpassed LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and set a new franchise record with his third playoff game scoring at least 40 points, grabbing at least 5 rebounds, and dishing out at least 5 assists. LeBron and D-Wade had two such playoff games with that stat line.

Jimmy also led the way during the Heat’s historic 39-14 third quarter scoring run.

The Heat will look to take a huge 2-0 series lead on Thursday night at 8:30 in Miami.