Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler lives up to his “Jimmy Buckets” nickname after Sunday’s win against the Miami Heat, 107-113, surpassing LeBron James on a franchise record for most triple-doubles.
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It was late in the fourth quarter when Butler grabbed his 10th rebound of the game, solidifying him as the all-time triple-double leader. He finished the game with 20 points, 12 assists and ten rebounds, all while barely surviving the Laker’s furious late-game rally.
The Heat is now 30-17 and is tied with the Brooklyn Nets for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Jimmy Butler (10) has broken LeBron James' record (9) for the most triple-doubles in Miami Heat franchise history.
LeBron just happened to be wearing the opposing uniform to witness it.
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King James finished the game on the opposing side with 33 points (11 of which came in the fourth), 11 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
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Another interesting stat line for Butler is that it only took him 139 games to notch his 10th career triple-double, far less than James, which took 294 games for his nine triple-doubles.