Jimmy Butler delivered a big-time performance as he dropped 35 points and grabbed 12 assists without turning the ball over a single time in the Heat’s win over the Mavericks.
Kevin Love, who has played with the likes of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, was asked to share his thoughts about Butler.
“One of the best closers in the game,” Love said about his teammate. “I’ll take Jimmy Butler over pretty much anybody in the league when it comes down to winning a game, when it comes down to six minutes, four minutes, two minutes, making the last play.
“That’s why he is who he is. He brings so much out of this team, he expects so much of himself. That’s why we love him. He leads us every single night.”
This season Butler is averaging 22.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 33.4 minutes per game.