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.
In the last 30 yrs there have been only 2 times where a player had 50 pts, 10 rebs, 5 asts & 3 stls in a road game. MJ and Butler (tonight).
— NBA (@NBA) January 15, 2016