Jimmy Butler scores career-high 53 points to lead Bulls past 76ers
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler trailed Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving by 40,000 votes for a starting spot on the NBA’s Eastern Conference team. On Thursday, Butler made a statement that he should be in Toronto as a starter.
Butler scored a career-high 53 points in the comeback win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The 26-year-old Butler’s effort helped the Bulls erase a 20-plus point deficit in the first half, as they came out firing in the second half.
Jimmy Butler with his 50th point. pic.twitter.com/aLHpz5bQfP
— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) January 15, 2016
The performance was one for the ages as he became the first Bulls player since Jamal Crawford in 2004 to score 50 or more points in a game. It’s also his second 40-plus point performance in the last 11 days.
If this doesn’t help his All-Star cause, then I don’t know what will.