NBA Game Notes (April 24, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on April 24, 2023.
Jimmy Butler set a franchise playoff record with 56 points as the Miami Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to stun the Milwaukee Bucks 119-114 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series. The Heat own a commanding 3-1 lead as the series shifts to Milwaukee for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Butler’s 56 points are the most he’s scored in any game in his career, regular season or postseason. It’s tied for the fourth-highest point total in a playoff game in NBA history:
63 — Michael Jordan (April 20, 1986)
61 — Elgin Baylor (April 14, 1962)
57 — Donovan Mitchell (Aug. 17, 2020)
56 — Wilt Chamberlain (March 22, 1962)
56 — Jordan (April 29, 1992)
56 — Charles Barkley (May 4, 1994)
56 — Jimmy Butler (April 24, 2023)
Butler set franchise postseason records for points scored in a first quarter (22) and points scored in a fourth quarter (21). His 32 second-half points also broke the franchise playoff record for points scored in a half.
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