Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) celebrates Monday after scoring during the second half of Game 4 in the first round NBA basketball playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 119-114. Jimmy Butler scored 56 points.
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Jimmy Butler insists that “Playoff Jimmy” — the moniker that he has now, whether he wants it or not—isn’t a thing. His play shows otherwise. He has scored 45 or more points five times in his NBA career, and three of those games have come in the playoffs — the most recent one coming Monday in a performance for all time. Butler scored 56 points, tying the fourth-highest playoff scoring effort in NBA history, and carried the Miami Heat past the Milwaukee Bucks 119-114 to take a 3-1 lead in that Eastern Conference first-round series.