Miami Heat lead series 3-1: Heat’s Game 4 Comeback Win Over Bucks led by Butler’s career-playoff high 56 pts

April 25, 2023

It wasn’t just “Playoff Jimmy.” 


This was him on steroids, Five-Hour Energy, and Red Bull all mixed. 


The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks gave NBA fans another exciting playoff game on Monday night. Jimmy Butler did everything he could to help Miami win 119-114 in South Beach and take a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series.


Jimmy Butler, a forward for the Miami Heat, did look like he had wings when he scored a franchise-record 56 points in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat won 119-114. 


When Butler took over, 6 minutes and 9 seconds were left, and the Heat was behind by 101-89. During a 13-0 run, he scored nine points. Then, with 1:20 left, he made a 3-point shot to give the Heat a 110-109 lead. After a stop on defense, Butler put the game away with a jump shot. 


Butler made 19 of 28 field goals and 15 of 17 free throws. In 40 minutes, he also had nine rebounds and two assists, which made it hard for Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo to get back into the game. He had missed the last two games because he hurt his back. 


In the end, the Heat star finished the comeback win with a game-high 56 points, nine rebounds, and two assists, breaking a Heat postseason record for points in a single game and putting the Bucks on the verge of elimination.


Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez had great games, but Butler’s performance will be remembered more. They combined for 62 pts, 21 rebs, and 13 assists in what has to be a crushing loss for Milwaukee since they led by more than 10 points going into the fourth quarter. With the win, Miami can finish things off in Game 5 later this week at the Fiserv Forum, which is sure to be a loud place.