Jimmy Butler Scores a Career-High 53 Points

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Jimmy Butler continued his rise to superstardom, notching a career-high 53 points in a Bulls win with veterans Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol sidelined.

I got some hellified teammates though, man said Butler. Keep getting me the ball, telling me to score, be aggressive. And then supporting me on defense, whenever I make some bad plays they’re always there to help. Same thing on offense, man. This is damn sure a team win.”

Butler also hauled in 10 rebounds with six assists and became the first Bulls player to score 50 points in a realgar season game since Jamal Crawford did it in 2004.