April 26, 2018, 1:16 amJimmy ButlerSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler scored only eight points to go with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in the Wolves' 122-104 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday night.
If you're searching for the key to the Wolves' success, look no further than Butler. In Minnesota's lone victory in this series, Butler had his only game with better than 50 percent shooting and only game with more than 20 points scored. Beyond that, it was a forgetful series for Jimmy Buckets and the rest of the team for that matter. Butler sat the fourth quarter of Game 5 with soreness in his surgically repaired knee and that shows Minnesota's problem in a nutshell. If Butler doesn't go down, the Wolves' season is likely different as they were on pace to grab the West's 3-seed before the injury. Here's to seeing a healthy Jimmy Butler for all of next season and a dangerous Minnesota squad with some playoff experience under their belt in 2019.