Beijing time on October 5th, the third game of the finals, the Heat beat the Lakers 115-104. Heat star Jimmy Butler made 14 of 20 shots, 14 of 12 free throws, 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists.
Today, when the Heat were behind 0-2, Jimmy Butler stepped forward. He scored 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Heat back.
Butler became the 21st player in NBA history to get a triple-double in the Finals. He also became the second player in the history of the Heat to get a triple-double in the Finals. The first was James (4 times).
This is the second time Butler has scored at least 40 points in a single game in this year's playoffs, ranking first in team history with Wade and James.
In addition, Jimmy Butler became the sixth player in NBA history to score a 30-point triple-double in the Finals. The other five are: Jerry West, James Worthy, Charles Barkley, Stephen Ku Lee and LeBron James (5 times).
Butler also became the third player in NBA history to score a 40-point triple-double in the Finals. The other two are: Jerry West and LeBron James.
It’s also worth mentioning that Butler was the first player after Jordan to score at least 32 points and 12 assists in a Finals. He also became the first player after Jerry West in 1969. A player with at least 40 points and 12 assists in a finals.