After going 2-1 without Jimmy Butler, he makes his return to the lineup for the Miami Heat tonight against the Atlanta Hawks after having a child last Wednesday afternoon, which took him out of the home opener, and the road trip to Minnesota and Milwaukee.
A few things stood out to me while Jimmy was gone.. first of all. Tyler Herro, is in fact, a bucket. Kendrick Nunn, is a certified baller. This guy is amazing and no one saw it coming, that’s Heat Culture for you. Bam, does what Bam does. He’s a walking double double. Last but not least, Point Justise. Man I love this dude, he is such a lock down defender, unselfish passing point guard he makes me smile. Needs to work on free throws, but it is what it is. Miami was a few free throws and stupid fouls away from being 3-0 without their star player.
Tonight, Jimmy returned and started the game 5/5 from the field, 2/2 from free throw line. Literally, a perfect start. Is anything more perfect for Heat Culture than Jimmy Butler? I really don’t think there is. I was iffy about it at first, and even when he wanted to join the team while in Minnesota. I didn’t think giving up Josh Richardson was going to help the future of the team in the long run. But, after seeing how Jimmy works, how he’s somehow brought this broken team back together, so it seems, is amazing to me and he’s the perfect fit.
The Heat absolutely dominate the Hawks, basically keeping a lead of 20 throughout the game. It was a blow for the Hawks early when Trae Young went down with an ankle injury and was unable to return to the game, or sucks, but injuries happen and it’s always next man up, the Hawks just couldn’t come back from that. Heat win 112-97,
Here are some of the final stat lines:
Jimmy Butler: 21 pts, 5-11 FG, 5 Reb, 2 Asst
Tyler Herro: 29 Pts, 7-9 FG, 3-4 3PT, 7 ReB, 2 Asst
Kendrick Nunn: 17 pts, 7-18 FG, 3-6 3PT, 3 asst
Those are my stand out guys from the night. The team leader, and 2 rooks. Good stuff.
Now we travel to Atlanta and play the Hawks again, on their home court.
Let’s keep this shit rolling 🔥🔥🔥