October 1, 2020, 12:28 amJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting along with two rebounds, five assists and two steals as the Heat lost 98-116 to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Butler looked great in the opening minutes and everything was looking swell as the Heat pulled out to an early lead. Then everything around Butler crumbled as both Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo left the game with injuries and didn't return. Seeing Butler's aggression in the first quarter was impressive, but there is only so much he can do alone. There has been a lot of talk about his supportive play style, but that all gets thrown out the window when his two co-stars aren't on the court. With Goran Dragic potentially done for the series, Butler will need to take on a lot of ball handling duties if the Heat hope to mount a comeback.