Jimmy Butler rose to the occasion in the 2020 NBA Playoffs. However, after losing to the Lakers in the NBA Finals, he says he didn’t accomplish what he came to the Heat to do. After their Game 6 loss, he talked about his promise to bring another championship to Miami.
“I told Coach Pat, I told Coach Spo I’m here to win one. I didn’t do my job, so moving forward, I got to hold up my end of the bargain.”
Although it ended in a loss, it was a historic finals performance for Butler. He became just the third NBA player to record a 40-point triple-double in an finals game and one of three players in Heat history to score 30 in a finals game. Butler was the first player to outscore, outrebound and out-assist LeBron James in an NBA Finals game, including LeBron’s teammates. Lastly, Butler became the second player to record multiple 30-point triple-doubles in an NBA Finals, joining LeBron James.