Jimmy Butler scored 41 points (17 alone in the third), nine rebounds, five assists, four steals, and three blocked shots while his Miami Heat beat the Marcus Smart and Al Horford-less Boston Celtics 118-107 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and Jaylen Brown added 24 for Boston. Game 2 is set for Thursday.
Following a precious win over the Boston Celtics tonight, the Miami Heat small forward PJ Tucker (five points along with six rebounds) talked about how hard his fellow teammate Jimmy Butler works: “He takes care of his body, comes in, and works on his game every day. He does everything he needs to do to be able to be a great player.”