Jimmy Butler Scores Career-High 53 vs the 76ers
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Playing without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler put on a one-man show in a comeback win against the 76ers: 53 points (15 of 30 fg, 21 of 25 ft), 10 rebounds and 6 assists!
“That’s as good of a performance as I’ve seen,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “The guys hopped on his shoulders, and he carried us home. Play after play, it was an unbelievable performance.”
The 53 was 10 better than his previous high which came in a 4 OT game back in December. The performance was also the first 50 point game by a Bulls player since Jamal Crawford did it back in 2004.