Miami Heat beat Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 in Game 3 of the NBA 2020 finals.
Lakers had won the first two games but Heat’s Jimmy Butler inspired his team to win the third game making it now 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Butler’s triple-double of 40 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds helped lead the Heat to victory.
“They can be beaten as long as we do what we are supposed to do,” he said after the game.
“We are here to compete. We’re not going to lay down, we’re going to fight back in this thing.”
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Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra described Butler as one of the best players in the NBA after the game.
“It’s really hard to analyse or describe Jimmy until you actually feel him between the four lines. He is a supreme, elite competitor and we needed it,” he said.
Los Angeles star player LeBron James could only manage 25 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists for his side, but Anthony Davis was in foul trouble early on and managed just 15 points.
LeBron also described Heat’s Jimmy as “phenomenal”.
🏆🏀 GAME 3 FINAL SCORE 🏀🏆
Kelly Olynyk: 17 PTS, 3 3PM
Tyler Herro: 17 PTS, 2 3PM
LeBron James: 25 PTS, 10 REB, 8 AST pic.twitter.com/95lAVhsBWG
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“He did everything that they needed for him to do tonight and he came through big time in a big-time game,” said James.
Game four of the series will take place on Tuesday (Wednesday 02:00 BST).