Scottie Pippen says Jimmy Butler is the reason the Heat are still alive in the NBA Finals

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Scottie Pippen praised the star of the Miami Heat Jimmy Butler for his performance in the 2020 NBA Finals.

For the six-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer, Butler is the reason the Heat are still alive in the series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Butler posted a monster triple double in Game 3, with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, helping Miami earn the 104-115 win.

In Game 4, Butler flirted with another triple double (22 points, 10 boards, nine assists). but the Heat lost by six, 102-96.

Los Angeles leads the series 3-1. Game 5 is on Friday.