Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat reacts after being fouled by Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP
Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to lead host Miami Heat to a comeback 98-96 victory over the New York Knicks.
For the second consecutive game against the Knicks, Butler delivered a clutch performance, as he contested RJ Barrett’s unsuccessful layup attempt as time expired to seal the outcome.
🔥 @JimmyButler fills up the stat sheet for the @MiamiHEAT!
26 PTS | 8 REB | 10 AST pic.twitter.com/bJtjYj3gtC
— NBA (@NBA) February 10, 2021
Butler went 13-for-15 at the foul line, hitting 1 of 2 free throws after he drew a foul with 6.2 seconds to go.
The Knicks led by 12 points in the second quarter and by eight points early in the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold on. Elfrid Payton led the Knicks with 18 points.
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