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Jimmy Butler, Heat remain alive in the NBA Finals

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Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat remained alive in the NBA Finals, thanks to their 104-115 win in Game 3 against the Lakers (104-115).

Butler posted a triple double with 40 points (14/20 shooting), 11 rebounds and 13 assists, while four more players scored in double figures for the winners.

LeBron James flirted with the triple double (25 points, 10 boards, eight assists), as Kyle Kuzma and Markieff Morris posted 19 points each for the Lakers.

The Heat were in front for the majority of the night and led by as many as 14 points to earn the victory.

The Lakers lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is on Tuesday.

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