There were quite a few people who thought the Miami Heat wouldn’t even make the playoffs this year.
However, they are now just a single win away from eliminating the first-seed Milwaukee Bucks, which would be a stunning turn of events and a hugely impressive accomplishment by this Heat team.
On Monday night, it was Jimmy Butler who led his team to a massive victory, scoring 56 points.
Following his epic night, he was receiving praise from just about every single NBA fan and analyst.
“Jimmy Butler joins Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade as the greatest Heat players ever,” Charles Barkley said, via NBACentral.
“Jimmy Butler joins Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade as the greatest Heat players ever.”
– Charles Barkley
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— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 25, 2023
For the last part of the game, it looked as if Butler couldn’t miss.
He scored 21 points in the final quarter alone.
His 56 points are the most in a Heat postseason game, which means that Barkley has a point when he said that Butler now sits in a special place in Miami history.
The fact that the Heat have made it this far is impressive and the fact that they have the Bucks on the brink of elimination is even more remarkable.
People need to remember that the Bucks had the best regular-season record this year and they are now on the verge of losing in the opening round.
Butler was playing phenomenal basketball on Monday night and he seemed happy to do so, cheering with the crowd and acting more fired up than we have seen in years.
He could feel just how in the zone he was.
The question now is if he can remain in that zone.
Butler and the Heat have the Bucks on the ropes but can they knock them out with a stunning, surprising win on Wednesday?NEXT: Fans React To Jimmy Butler's Amazing Playoff Performance