Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler continues to dominate the playoffs, embarrassing the Boston Celtics in the third quarter of Game 1.
Regardless of the fanbase, NBA fans everywhere have been impressed by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs. Even Celtics legend Kendrick Perkins agreed with Butler, a testament to how much his excellence deserves praise – even as he embarrassed Perkins’ beloved Boston team.
Here’s a stat that confirms Perkins’ perspective: Jimmy Butler scored 41 points in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals series against the Celtics.
And although the Jays are to blame for the Celtics’ rampant third-quarter sales, Butler deserves credit for a wild third-quarter statistic.
A Reddit user pointed out that Butler topped the entire Celtics team in the third quarter alone: 17-14.
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler topped all the Celtics in the third quarter of Game 1
Butler’s 17 points added up to a total of 39 points for Miami in the third, contributing to a spectacular performance from Butler and his teammates playing defense.
NBA.com’s Couper Moorhead beautifully narrated how great Butler was in a competitive duel.
“Butler can put so much pressure on your offense that every pass introduces a little more risk – an effect that played a key role as the HEAT defense fed their offense over and over again in the third quarter.”
While Perkins gave Butler the proper credit, he also offered a little advice to Jaylen Brown: If he wants to join NBA75 one day, now is the time to build on that legacy.
Brown could use the encouragement after a difficult loss in Game 1 as Butler will continue to keep the Celtics players busy with every possession.
https://fansided.com/2022/05/18/jimmy-butler-outscored-celtics-game-1/ Jimmy Butler single-handedly outscored the Celtics in the third quarter of Game 1