Jimmy Butler
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The Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra had nothing but praise for Jimmy Butler after his stellar performance in Game 5 of the NBA Finals versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

Butler finished the game with an impressive triple-double of 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, helping the Heat force the Game 6.

“His will to win is remarkable. To do that in 47+ minutes and take the challenge on the other end. Every young player coming into this league should study footage on Jimmy Butler,” Spoelstra said after the game.

“The definition of a two-way player. Competing on both ends. Five steals and then making big plays for us down the stretch offensively.”

Butler’s Game 5 highlights vs. Lakers: