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NBA News: The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 45 points

NBA news: Jimmy Butler scored a career playoff high 45 points, and the Heat held off Atlanta 115-105, seizing a 2-0 lead.

NBA news: The Miami Heat defeated Atlanta 115-105 on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series. Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 45 points.

In the final minutes, the Hawks had come within 104-101, but Butler responded with a slam dunk, 3-pointer, and layup. It gave coach Erik Spoelstra’s team a 10-point advantage and cement Atlanta’s destiny. Butler stated, “Coach urged me to go out there and be a killer, score as many points as possible. And that’s exactly what I did.”

Butler hit 15 of 25 shots from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and 11-of-12 free throws. While also grabbing five rebounds, assisting five times, and stealing two times.

“I’m just going to be aggressive and take what the defense gives me,” he says, “Butler said. “That’s how my teammates want me to play.” I felt like I was in a rut. I feel at ease. My buddies are always on the lookout for me.”

The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler's 45 points
The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 45 points

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Miami, the Eastern Conference’s top seed, has a commanding lead in the best-of-seven series, which starts in Atlanta on Friday. Minnesota faced Memphis in a later playoff game, while New Orleans faced Phoenix.

Trae Young of Atlanta, who was held to a season-low eight points in his first game, had 18 at halftime on his way to 25 points, but he also had 10 turnovers.

NBA news: Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high 45 points, including a personal 7-0 run in the final moments

Butler scored five baskets in the third quarter to spark an 11-0 Miami run that gave the Heat a 75-62 advantage.

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After trailing 87-76 after three quarters, Atlanta went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to cut Miami’s advantage to 94-90, with Bogdan Bogdanovic scoring 19 of his 29 points off the bench.

Bogdanovic hit a three-pointer to cut the Hawks’ deficit to three points, setting the stage for Butler’s pivotal run. Butler stated, “We still find a way to stay in front of players, contest threes, and not give up leads.”

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Miami’s Tyler Herro had 15 points, while Max Strus had 14 and Vincent had 11 for the top-seeded Hurricanes.

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For Atlanta, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter. Trae Young regained his scoring touch in Game 2, scoring 25 points after being restricted to eight in Game 1, but he also had a career-high 10 turnovers for the Hawks, who were seeded seventh.

“It’s going to be impossible to accomplish anything anyways if the officials allow them to be as rough as they are and don’t call fouls,” Young added.

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NBA news: The Miami Heat defeated Atlanta 115-105 on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series. Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 45 points.

In the final minutes, the Hawks had come within 104-101, but Butler responded with a slam dunk, 3-pointer, and layup. It gave coach Erik Spoelstra’s team a 10-point advantage and cement Atlanta’s destiny. Butler stated, “Coach urged me to go out there and be a killer, score as many points as possible. And that’s exactly what I did.”

Butler hit 15 of 25 shots from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and 11-of-12 free throws. While also grabbing five rebounds, assisting five times, and stealing two times.

“I’m just going to be aggressive and take what the defense gives me,” he says, “Butler said. “That’s how my teammates want me to play.” I felt like I was in a rut. I feel at ease. My buddies are always on the lookout for me.”

The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler's 45 points
The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 45 points

READ MORE: Chris Paul takes over in the final minutes to help Phoenix win

Miami, the Eastern Conference’s top seed, has a commanding lead in the best-of-seven series, which starts in Atlanta on Friday. Minnesota faced Memphis in a later playoff game, while New Orleans faced Phoenix.

Trae Young of Atlanta, who was held to a season-low eight points in his first game, had 18 at halftime on his way to 25 points, but he also had 10 turnovers.

NBA news: Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high 45 points, including a personal 7-0 run in the final moments

Butler scored five baskets in the third quarter to spark an 11-0 Miami run that gave the Heat a 75-62 advantage.

After trailing 87-76 after three quarters, Atlanta went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to cut Miami’s advantage to 94-90, with Bogdan Bogdanovic scoring 19 of his 29 points off the bench.

Bogdanovic hit a three-pointer to cut the Hawks’ deficit to three points, setting the stage for Butler’s pivotal run. Butler stated, “We still find a way to stay in front of players, contest threes, and not give up leads.”

Miami’s Tyler Herro had 15 points, while Max Strus had 14 and Vincent had 11 for the top-seeded Hurricanes.

For Atlanta, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter. Trae Young regained his scoring touch in Game 2, scoring 25 points after being restricted to eight in Game 1, but he also had a career-high 10 turnovers for the Hawks, who were seeded seventh.

“It’s going to be impossible to accomplish anything anyways if the officials allow them to be as rough as they are and don’t call fouls,” Young added.

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NBA news: The Miami Heat defeated Atlanta 115-105 on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series. Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 45 points.

In the final minutes, the Hawks had come within 104-101, but Butler responded with a slam dunk, 3-pointer, and layup. It gave coach Erik Spoelstra’s team a 10-point advantage and cement Atlanta’s destiny. Butler stated, “Coach urged me to go out there and be a killer, score as many points as possible. And that’s exactly what I did.”

Butler hit 15 of 25 shots from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and 11-of-12 free throws. While also grabbing five rebounds, assisting five times, and stealing two times.

“I’m just going to be aggressive and take what the defense gives me,” he says, “Butler said. “That’s how my teammates want me to play.” I felt like I was in a rut. I feel at ease. My buddies are always on the lookout for me.”

The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler's 45 points
The Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 45 points

READ MORE: Chris Paul takes over in the final minutes to help Phoenix win

Miami, the Eastern Conference’s top seed, has a commanding lead in the best-of-seven series, which starts in Atlanta on Friday. Minnesota faced Memphis in a later playoff game, while New Orleans faced Phoenix.

Trae Young of Atlanta, who was held to a season-low eight points in his first game, had 18 at halftime on his way to 25 points, but he also had 10 turnovers.

NBA news: Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high 45 points, including a personal 7-0 run in the final moments

Butler scored five baskets in the third quarter to spark an 11-0 Miami run that gave the Heat a 75-62 advantage.

After trailing 87-76 after three quarters, Atlanta went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to cut Miami’s advantage to 94-90, with Bogdan Bogdanovic scoring 19 of his 29 points off the bench.

Bogdanovic hit a three-pointer to cut the Hawks’ deficit to three points, setting the stage for Butler’s pivotal run. Butler stated, “We still find a way to stay in front of players, contest threes, and not give up leads.”

Miami’s Tyler Herro had 15 points, while Max Strus had 14 and Vincent had 11 for the top-seeded Hurricanes.

For Atlanta, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter. Trae Young regained his scoring touch in Game 2, scoring 25 points after being restricted to eight in Game 1, but he also had a career-high 10 turnovers for the Hawks, who were seeded seventh.

“It’s going to be impossible to accomplish anything anyways if the officials allow them to be as rough as they are and don’t call fouls,” Young added.

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