Led by Jimmy Butler’s Playoff career-high and Heat franchise record 56 points (19-28 FG), the No. 8 seed Miami Heat defeated the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4, 119-114. Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists for the Bucks. The Heat lead this best-of-seven series, 3-1, with Game 5 taking place on Wednesday, April 26 (9:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV).
Jimmy Butler is now the 5th player in NBA history to record 55+ points on 65%+ shooting in a Playoff game:
Charles Barkley: 56 points, 74% on 05/04/1994
Michael Jordan: 56 points, 67% on 04/29/1992
Allen Iverson: 55 points, 66% on 04/20/2003
Damian Lillard: 55 points, 71% on 06/01/2021
Jimmy Butler: 56 points, 67.9% on 04/24/2023
Jimmy Butler’s 56 points marks a Heat franchise record for points in a Playoff game, previously:
LeBron James: 49 points on 05/12/2014 vs. The Brooklyn Nets
Jimmy Butler’s 56 points are tied for the 4th most points scored in a Playoff game in NBA history:
Michael Jordan: 63 points on 04/20/1986
Elgin Baylor: 61 points on 04/14/1962
Donovan Mitchell: 57 points on 08/17/2020
Charles Barkley: 56 points on 05/04/1994
Wilt Chamberlain: 56 points on 03/22/1962
Michael Jordan: 56 points on 04/29/1992
Jimmy Butler: 56 points on 04/24/2023
Jimmy Butler (22 in the 1st, 21 in the 4th) is the only player in the play-by-play era (since 1997-98) to have multiple 20+ point quarters in the same Playoff game.
Jimmy Butler has now tied Dwyane Wade (7) for the most 40+ point Playoff games in Heat franchise history.
Jimmy Butler has now passed LeBron James (2) for the most 45+ point Playoff games in Heat franchise history.
Tonight marked Erik Spoelstra’s 99th career Playoff win, passing Jerry Sloan (98) and tying Red Auerbach (99) for the 5th most Playoff coaching victories in NBA history.
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