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Jimmy Butler’s playoff heroics for Chicago

It’s a slow time of the year right now for Marquette basketball, so sometimes throwing up a few highlights of a former player is what passes for content. It may not be terribly informing, but my goodness, was it fun to watch, particularly if you were a Bulls fan. 

Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, a new high for him in the postseason, with 14 coming in the fourth quarter when his team needed it most. It’s not a coming out party, per-se, as he was already an All-Star this year, but doing this in a nationally televised playoff game will definitely help the contract cause. 

Full highlights

RIP Zaza

Cold-blooded

He can’t guard me, he’s too little

Still can’t guard me

Mic’d up

Plaudits

SBNation: Jimmy Butler is what the Bulls have always been missing

USAToday: Jimmy Butler sparks Bulls after Bucks get feisty

Bleacher Report: Jimmy Butler Using Playoff Stage to Cement His Star Status for Chicago Bulls

ESPN: Butler’s defining splash couldn’t come at better time for Bulls

CSN Chicago: Bulls go up 2-0 on Bucks thanks to big game from Jimmy Butler

Salty

Finally, there was a plethora of great Tweets about JFB last night, but this was probably my favorite:

I mean, if Jimmy had done this to my team, I’d do everything in my power to block it out as well. 

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