By Mark Gallagher
The Sixers let Jimmy Butler take his talents to South Beach in a sign and trade in July 2019 when it became obvious he wanted out.
And now his Heat is in the NBA Finals with game 6 tonight against the Lakers.
In game 5, Buckets filled it up with 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 steals and a block in all but 48 seconds.
And for the playoffs he has 455 points, while the Sixers got swept in four games and could only muster 402 points total against the Boston Celtics, the lowest among the 16 teams that qualified for postseason play. Butler, meanwhile, goes into the fifth game of the championship series with 420 points in the postseason.
Butler, who averaged 19.9 points per game in the regular season, has upped his scoring production to 22.1 points per game since the playoffs began.
Butler has put up 27.5 points per game in the NBA Finals.