Butler drops 53 in Bulls' OT win
The Bulls erase a 24-point deficit behind Jimmy Butler scoring a career-high 53 points and they put away the 76ers in overtime 115-111.
Here is a by-the-numbers look into his historic night:
2 – Only two players have had at least 50 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game for the Bulls over the past 30 seasons: Jimmy Butler and Michael Jordan.
3 – Butler scored at least 40 points in a game for the third time. He is tied for third in Bulls history for the most 40-point games.
4 – The four highest-scoring games of Butler’s career have all occurred this season.
5 – This is the fifth occurrence of a player putting up at least 50 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals over the past 30 seasons. Most recent was Dwyane Wade in March 2009 against the Utah Jazz.
19 – As a team, the rest of the Bulls took 19 fewer free throws than Jimmy Butler.
21 – Butler made 21 of his 25 free throws. Only two players have made more than 20 free throws in a single game in Bulls history: Jimmy Butler and Michael Jordan.
53 – Butler scored a career-high 53 points. It is tied for the NBA season-high with Stephen Curry.
93 – In the past three halves that Butler has played without Derrick Rose, he has scored 93 points.