Jimmy Butler walked in air – literally, as he led the Bulls as they stampeded Washington Wizards with a 106-95 win. He walloped 37 points in this game, and this was his day considering Bulls were behind by 12 points.
He backed his scoring pyrotechnics with 9 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. His free throws were 14 out of 14; someone got to ask him what he had for breakfast! In the first quarter, Chicago was behind by 12 points and looked like never catching up, but it was Jimmy’s Saturday live show reports NBA.com.
It is not a surprise that Butler is this kind of disruptive form because in the last four games his per game point average is 29. Chicago is now 6-4 this season and they look to keep this momentum for 6 forthcoming games in the Western Conference. Jimmy is now at a career-high 24 points per game.
Jimmy Butler has already won many fans and seems Dwyane Wade is among them. He said that Jimmy was already an All Star pick, but he is also turning into a really premier player. The 27-year-old was not just attacking, but defending, rebounding, passing, and possessing the killer instinct as well.
CSN Chicago reports that Wizards were shorthanded this game, as their passes went awry. For a moment it seemed that the young players in the Bulls franchise were back to their callous ways, but they pulled it all together as the game progressed.
Butler has seen the decline of Bulls in inexplicable ways against teams that they could have beaten. So this night, Butler was the orchestrator of court-play, as he led with initiative, worked up set-plays, and also portrayed his sublime talent.
With Jimmy Butler at the helm and the fact that Bulls can come out of a 12 point deficit makes them a dangerous team. Will Jimmy eventually touch his prime sooner than expected?
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