Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals was a classic.
Down 3-1 to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat needed a win to keep their season alive. They got just that thanks to another monster performance from Jimmy Butler, who recorded his second triple-double of the series with 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
On the other side, LeBron James dominated with 40 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. He shot an efficient 15-for-21 from the field, including 6-for-9 from 3-point range.
The game came down to the wire, with Butler and James exchanging baskets late, only for Butler to get the last laugh on a pair of free throws.
NBA players were on the edge of their seat as they watched Butler lead the Heat to victory.
This Bron vs Jimmy match up has been special to watch- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) October 10, 2020
This game is giving me terrible anxiety- Terrence Ross (@TerrenceRoss) October 10, 2020
That was a good ass game!!!!- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) October 10, 2020
NBA is just amazing 🔥🔥🔥🔥 wow- Bismack Biyombo (@bismackbiyombo) October 10, 2020
Who would have known that Duncan Robinson would have been Jimmy Butler's Robin tonight in a Crucial Game 5...Jesus Christ!!! Carry on...- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) October 10, 2020
Jimmy butler .... 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼@JimmyButler is not over ...- Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) October 10, 2020
D I F F E R E N T https://t.co/TzJaEJNJzn- Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) October 10, 2020
Jimmy is a superstar! He needs to embrace it embrace that pressure because if he doesn't get 30 the heat won't win a chip! He's a outside DOG be the meanest outside DOG!- Channing Frye (@channingfrye) October 10, 2020
That was a good pass to a WIDE open 3 point shooter...if yall say otherwise yall shouldn't be talking basketball- Josh Hart (@joshhart) October 10, 2020
That was a really good game... but it's now 5:52 AM here, bonne nuit 😴😴😴- Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) October 10, 2020
Sooooooo Game 7? 😏- Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) October 10, 2020
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