Jimmy Butler vs. 76ers: Stats, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

January 14th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler feasted against the worst team in the NBA on Thursday night, dropping a career-high 53 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bulls needed almost each and every one of those points in a 115-111 overtime win.

As he continues his takeover as the face of the Bulls franchise, Butler shot 15-of-30 from the field with a pair of three-pointers while going 21-of-25 from the free-throw line. 

Butler became the first Bulls player to reach the 50-point mark in a while, as Bulls Radio's Jeff Mangurten pointed out:

And Butler's 53 were the most by a Bulls player in even longer, according to ESPN.com's Nick Friedell:

That's not all, according to the NBA:

Butler's performance in Philadelphia put him in elite company, as ESPN Stats & Info noted:

Prior to the game, the Bulls weren't sure if Butler was even going to play Thursday, per Friedell:

Philadelphia couldn't stop him from any part of the floor. The Bulls showed a replay of a monster drive to the hoop over 76ers rookie Jahlil O ...

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