Jimmy Butler, ladies and gentlemen.
Sure, it’s preseason, but this Bulls win was all him, he had 17 fourth quarter points topped off by this game-winning three. And it was a well designed play. Butler starts on the left block, runs out to set a pick for Pau Gasol rolling to the rim, then sprints out to the arc and curls off a Joakim Noah screen. The Hawks’ John Jenkins cannot keep up and Butler gets a pretty clean look.
And buries it.
I can’t wait for these kinds of shots to really count in a couple weeks.