Jimmy Butler almost reenacted Vince Carter’s famous Lipton dunk over Fred Weis! Actually, this play was nothing like the greatest in-game dunk of all-time. First off, Dennis Schroder is 6’2 and Fred Weis was 7’2; Butler barely got over him and was going for the finger-roll instead of a powerful 1-hand dunk; Lastly, Bulter had his shot blocked by Kent Bazemore and a foul was for some reason called on Schroder. Besides getting closer to Bulter’s crotch than he probably ever cared to, Schroder had a pretty nice game with a team-high 29 points on 12 of 19 shooting.
Butler made the two freebies and finished with a game-high 33 points, including the final nine points for the Bulls in their two-point comeback win. He also had a game-high eight assists and five boards.