“One of the most intelligent basketball players” – Erik Spoelstra is all praise for his star Jimmy Butler after a historic 56-point performance

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler took over in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. With Butler putting up one of the greatest playoff performances in recent history, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra had nothing but praise for his forward.

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four

The Miami Heat did a tremendous job of completing a comeback against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4. After trailing for virtually the entire game, the Heat led a furious charge in the fourth to come away with a 119-114 win at home.

The win could be credited solely to the brilliance of Heat superstar Jimmy Butler, who practically took over the game in the fourth quarter by scoring 21 points. He ended the night with a game-high 56 points.

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra expressed his thoughts on Butler’s performance after the game as well.

He said:

“He’s highly intelligent. He’s one of the most intelligent basketball players in this association. You can’t do what he does on both ends of the court just by running around and trying to figure things out. He understands what we’re trying to do and he understands what they’re trying to do.”

Spoelstra also highlighted the quality of the opposition that Butler performed against. The Bucks are the top seed in the East and had a full complement of their arsenal. Butler simply rose above the situation.

The star’s tremendous effort saw Miami take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series against Milwaukee. With a series win within grasping distance, fans look forward to seeing what Miami produces next.

Playoff Jimmy Butler on full display

Jimmy Butler has certainly stepped up a notch in the playoffs. While there have been several jabs against him regarding his numbers in the regular season, Butler continues to prove critics wrong.

Butler’s 56-point performance in Game 4 was a telling sign of his ability to take over games. As one of the best playoff performers in the league, Butler is almost singlehandedly willing the Heat into the second round.

Miami made the most of their situation by securing a few wins while Giannis Antetokounmpo was injured. However, a comeback win with the Bucks superstar on the floor is beyond emphatic.

This game could very well have decided the fate of the series. While the upcoming game in Milwaukee gives the Bucks a solid chance to fight back, Butler seems virtually unstoppable at the moment.

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