[Post Game Thread] The Miami Heat defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-104 behind 40/4/2 from Jimmy Butler to take a 1-0 series lead
[–]Heat xcompanioncube 102 指標 3小時前
YALL SAID HE WASNT A TOP 15 PLAYER
[–]Trail Blazers yuckmouthteeth 95 指標 3小時前
Yeah I remember guys trying to tell me Middleton was better...Middleton. So many people take stats over the eye test it's wild.
[–]Heat OutofYogurt 43 指標 2小時前
There were people saying they rather have Covington than Jimmy.
[–][GSW] Stephen Curry Nyhrox 601 指標 3小時前
Struggles to shoot for most of the season
Goes off for 40 points on 13/20 against the #1 seed
Playoffs Jimmy has arrived
[–]Raptors ProfessorBeast55 1951 指標 2小時前
Playoff Jimmy is REAL thing y'all
I've experienced it first hand
[–]Heat masterblaster422 80 指標 2小時前
He went 2006 Finals Wade mode with all those midrange shots, the incredible defense, and drawing fouls
[–]Heat Number333 194 指標 3小時前
Best game in a Heat uniform by him
[–]Lakers mavropanos27 587 指標 2小時前
Hes so clutch
[–][MIA] Gary Payton jc-f 60 指標 2小時前
Jimmy Butler is my father
[–]Jazz GT_God 110 指標 2小時前
Right before the last few minutes I was texting my friends and said I'd be 10x more scared of Jimmy than Giannis in the last few minutes of a game. They all called me crazy, then Jimmy proceeded to turn me into a fucking prophet
[–][DAL] Wang Zhizhi suzukigun4life 46 指標 2小時前
Outscored Milwaukee 13-6 by himself in those final 4 minutes.
[–][LAC] Lamar Odom dezthompson 31 指標 2小時前
Top 5 closer currently. Just a straight killer
[–]Heat Number333 2027 指標 2小時前
I really thought we were gonna fall apart with us only scoring like 3 points the first 6 minutes of the 4th quarter and then Jimmy absolutely took over the game by himself. That's the sort of clutch 76ers Jimmy playoff form we really didn't see a whole lot of in the regular season.
[–]Eyjafjajokull 50 指標 2小時前
I swear Butler purposely misses shots in the regular season so he can surprise everyone in the playoffs.
[–]Bulls Riderz__of_Brohan 67 指標 2小時前
So happy to see the whole league finally realize what good player he is. Feel like he’s been underrated for years now
[–]nonresponsive 48 指標 2小時前
It's why a lot of us love Butler, even if he's no longer on any of our teams. He plays with a lot of heart, and knows when he needs to take control.
Also just loves how he hounds guys in defense the entire game.
[–]Heat smoltanboi 996 指標 3小時前*
I was told that Jimmy Bulter was a locker room cancer who came to Miami to get swept in the first round of the playoffs.
[–]76ers Immynimmy 83 指標 3小時前
I miss when we had locker room cancer :/
[–]Heat TheLogicalErudite 976 指標 2小時前
Philly fans on suicide watch
[–]Mavericks huntzy 73 指標 2小時前
But who wants a clutch crunch time scorer when you can have Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson.
[–]Clippers FlashyClaim 224 指標 2小時前
To think that the Sixers chose Al Horford over this guy..
[–]IcedCoffeeIsBetter 114 指標 2小時前
Didn’t Jimmy choose Miami over Philly?
[–]Knicks GotHandlez12 62 指標 2小時前
This is more accurate
[–][LAL] Brandon Ingram xElectricW 66 指標 2小時前
If anything they chose Brett Brown over him, I think that was Jimmy's main issue. He probably still goes to Miami regardless but they should've done all they could to keep him
[–]Raptors RODjij 26 指標 3小時前
Heat can definitely take this series. They got the defense, offense and coaching to do it. They're gonna make Giannis uncomfortable as much as they can.
[–]Raptors mMounirM 886 指標 3小時前
the heat really are the worst matchup for the bucks.
I mean this is with 28 points from Middleton
[–]Raptors creepypaster 160 指標 2小時前
21 of those were from the first half
[–]Celtics RengokuEroica 99 指標 3小時前
Middleton in the 1st half: "Is this the Celtics I'm facing?"
Middleton in the 2nd half: "No, it's the Heat"
[–]Lakers JesusSama 339 指標 3小時前
20+ from Brook.
Giannis with a near triple double.
[–]donotfukwitme 637 指標 2小時前
This is a very generous way to describe how Giannis played lol
[–][MIA] Gary Payton jc-f 185 指標 2小時前
Giannis was so good his FG% was higher than his FT%!
[–]Cavaliers BMC4 94 指標 2小時前
Probably not fair to say “Giannis with a near triple double” as if that means he played particularly well and they still lost despite that. Giannis is someone you expect to put up those numbers and then some, he underperformed massively
[–]jak_d_ripr 37 指標 2小時前
Underperformed is put it mildly, dude was dookie in the 4th. He really needs to work on his free throw shooting. Like forget about 3s my dude, hit your ft's first before you start worrying about 3's.
[–]Lakers Mesmeryze 557 指標 3小時前
Man Giannis did not look good at all, no overreaction but if the bully ball isnt working it’s hard to watch him chuck up 3’s
[–]DamnReality 98 指標 3小時前
Sometimes I wish he would just play a bit more patiently to try to find a spot - it's like he needs to dunk it.
[–]_warning 1832 指標 2小時前
Giannis 4/12 from the line is a big yikes. Gotta be better
[–]XVDub 222 指標 2小時前
He literally airballed a free-throw early in the game. And the announcers didn't say ONE WORD about it. Like he gets some kind of pass because he's the MVP. Like dude, there are middle school kids that go a whole year without AIRBALLING a free throw.
[–]Inferno456 51 指標 1小時前
I don’t think it’s that he gets a pass, but if you watch Bucks games it’s pretty common. He airballs a lot so it’s not a huge surprise. Not saying it’s excusable of course, idk how he airballs that much
[–]Bucks kyleb402 56 指標 3小時前
No excuses, that was a trash performance.
Can’t do that and expect to win championships.
[–]Zikronious 14 指標 1小時前
He looked really sharp in the first, his shot was falling, the dunk block on Butler and he had some awesome kick out assists. Then he was subbed out for a breather, got in foul trouble and never looked the same.
[–]Heat THATSTHEBOTTOMLINE 107 指標 3小時前
IS THIS YOUR MVP?
[–]EricKillMongerz 112 指標 3小時前
He ain't my MVP
[–]76ers Fire-Elton-Brett-AL 74 指標 3小時前
Dude’s becoming kind of a playoff choker tbh
[–]Heat PatBevTriccYall 77 指標 3小時前
This will be the series that seals that narrative
[–]papapapapapokerface 461 指標 3小時前
Giannis needs to call LeBron and ask him what did u do in 2011 offseason to improve his post game to add a whole another dimension to his game, Giannis is 6'11 and has the size and speed he is such a mismatch on the post
This is what LeBron struggled with when teams would wall him and not allow him to get to the rim
This man desperately needs a post up game, he will never learn how to shoot and he gets limited so much by great defenses with size
Heat are a fun team to watch, they play like confident assholes which is key in the playoffs, JIMMY G BUCKETS
[–]Heat Babafesh 165 指標 3小時前
Nah Giannis can just come to Miami and learn it the same way Lebron did.
[–]Heat iCanHasBeer 227 指標 2小時前
Lebron spent a lot of money to train with Hakeem, and yes 1000%, he came back a godly player
[–]papapapapapokerface 158 指標 2小時前
A lot of players have spent VC training with GOATs but never learned, let's see if Giannis has it
Hakeem basically trains everyone's post game
[–][MIA] Udonis Haslem elbenji 39 指標 2小時前
Yea, LeBron was one of the few and the Heat brought Juwan Howard to also help LeBron develop the post game
[–]Mavericks kbthroaway723 657 指標 3小時前
I just witnessed one guy murder the best team in the league
[–]Suns omnicious 331 指標 3小時前
The Suns didn't play tonight though...
[–][CHI] Lauri Markkanen KissingTDs 129 指標 3小時前
I will literally never forgive the Bulls for refusing to build around Jimmy.
[–][CHI] Lauri Markkanen chitownbulls92 55 指標 2小時前
and that was Butler in his prime. SMH
[–]Raptors The_Unknown98 1425 指標 2小時前
Joel Embiid seeing Jimmy Buckets going off against the Bucks:IF
[–][MIL] Malcolm Brogdon TJ_McConnell_MVP 221 指標 2小時前
Lmao this is real
[–]Celtics Bender22 153 指標 2小時前
Joel to the Heat confirmed
[–]Gran Destino TheSpaceCowboyx 28 指標 2小時前
you think joel misses him?
[–]FourO40 110 指標 2小時前
Yeah it was defo the sixers culture he didnt like and got tf out. I dont think anybody wants to win more than Jimmy. Same reason he made sure to get tf out of Minnesota after playing with the Maple Syrup Mamba & the weakest post up center ever.
[–]Raptors Buttsmuggler69 54 指標 3小時前
The 76ers front office are fucking morons
[–]Hornets Bandwagon MoogleFTW 273 指標 2小時前
Jimmy Butler is a winner. Everywhere he goes he improves everyone on the team and overachieves.
[–]Bulls DancingCactius 198 指標 2小時前
Don't forget that every team he leaves is a nuclear wasteland whose problems become fully exposed as soon as he leaves.
[–]Heat Thoughtfuhl 93 指標 2小時前
That's only because he has played for deeply dysfunctional organizations - bulls, timberwolves, sixers. Heat is the first well run organization he's played for.
[–]Timberwolves OnePieceAce 1338 指標 2小時前
We traded Butler so we wouldn't hurt Wiggins and KAT's feelings LMFAO
[–]Heat naturalBornWizard 411 指標 2小時前
[–]Bucks peachboyspeaks 105 指標 2小時前
Wiggins needed to have his feelings hurt.
[–]Heat bloodaxe51 276 指標 2小時前
I thought that was strange as well. Jimmy was right to tell them off they're talented but not focused. Have you guys made playoffs since?
[–]Timberwolves OnePieceAce 297 指標 2小時前
2004- Wolves make the playoffs
2017- Acquire Butler and make the 2017-18 playoffs
2019-20 haven't made the playoffs.
Yup 1 season in 16 lolol
[–]AND1 ona3Pointer 3028 指標 2小時前
Spo is already coaching circles around Bud
[–][POR] Gary Trent Jr. ContraCoke 308 指標 2小時前
Turns out 10 deep might not be a winning playoff strategy
[–]Heat smoltanboi 2205 指標 2小時前
Spo is a hall of fame coach, and I will not be convinced otherwise.
[–][BOS] Marcus Smart Mitsoccer9 1200 指標 2小時前
Not even a question, he’s been a top 5 coach in this league for almost a decade
[–]Gran Destino TheSpaceCowboyx 336 指標 2小時前
i dont think anybody doubted that after 2014 lmao
[–][MIA] Gary Payton jc-f 513 指標 2小時前
A lot of people doubted that.
"He's only good because he had the Big 3" was a very common take
[–]Heat _gastly 278 指標 2小時前*
HA half of us wanted Pat Riley to step in after half a season with the big three, thank god redditors don’t make actual decisions lol
[–]Lakers Flovust 119 指標 2小時前
hot take, bud is overrated, ive always thought so after that year where the hawks were 1st seed and got swept
[–]Mavericks kbthroaway723 177 指標 2小時前
Bud is a hall of fame playoff choker and I will not be convinced otherwise
[–]Nets SexyTimeDoe 65 指標 2小時前
I think its more that his style is better suited to the regular season. But he does need to make adjustments
[–]Bulls Ld511 82 指標 2小時前
Embarrassing from bud. How is Lopez dropping 21 in a quarter just to get frozen out and constant isos in a team that isn't great in isolation. Defense was solid as usual but wtf is that offense
[–]Heat gamesrgreat 23 指標 2小時前
yeah Bud ended up shutting down Lopez and Middleton
[–]rutgersmemelordz 868 指標 3小時前
Hi my name is Mike Budenholzer and my strange addiction is restricting Giannis’ minutes in the playoffs
[–]donotfukwitme 21 指標 3小時前
He played 37 minutes...that was not the problem tonight. He didn’t make Giannis go 4-12 from the FT line and completely choke down the stretch.
[–]Bucks kyleb402 30 指標 3小時前
If we lose this series a very tough conversation is going to need to be had about Bud.
Best record and underperforming in another playoffs with your star player on the clock isn’t a good place for an organization to be.
There’s really no excuse for this coaching performance in the playoffs again.
It’s going to be real fun when Giannis leaves because this team can’t win in the playoffs.