Jimmy Butler delivers Oscar-worthy performance for selling late foul in Heat win over Knicks


If solely the Academy Awards thought of entrants from the NBA, then Jimmy Butler may need earned an Oscar nomination for the way in which he tried to promote a foul late in Miami’s win over New York.

Whether you take into account his performance a drama or a comedy — or each — doubtless is dependent upon your NBA allegiance. Either manner, it was spectacular.

Butler tried out his performing chops whereas selling a flagrant foul with 4.8 seconds remaining in a 98-96 win. He definitely appeared to be in ache earlier than slyly searching from below his palms and hopping up nonchalantly when he knew he wasn’t getting the decision.

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Butler did not cease hamming it up there, both. Following the sport, he instructed HEATv’s Jason Jackson, with a straight face, that he thought he was concussed.

Hey, once you play in addition to Butler did on Tuesday, you possibly can act nonetheless you need: He earned game-highs with 26 factors and 10 assists and tied a game-high with eight rebounds in 36 minutes performed. It’s Miami’s third straight win, with just one sport remaining towards the Rockets in the primary half of the season.

Whatever it takes, proper?




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