Jimmy Butler vs. Hornets: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

January 2nd, 2017 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

Jimmy Butler put together his best performance of the season as the Chicago Bulls earned a 118-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Butler reached the 50-point mark for the second time in his career, but his scoring was only part of an incredible all-around effort that also included 12 rebounds and six assists:

According to Jeff Mangurten of WLS 890, the 27-year-old put himself in impressive company with his scoring performance:

Butler was dealing in the first half, scoring 20 points in what was a highly competitive 58-57 battle. The Bulls' official Twitter account captured some of his best moments:

Chicago trailed by as many as eight points in the third quarter before battling back to an 85-82 deficit heading into the fourth.

After a back-and-forth battle leading into the final minutes, Butler eventually took over the game on both ends of the floor. J.A. Adande of ESPN noted the individual effort:

With less than a minute remaining, Butler nailed a clutch jumper to extend the Bulls' lead to five, effectively ...

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