VIDEO: Jimmy Butler drops 42 points vs. Raptors, 40 in second half


On Sunday the Bulls were down by as many as 15 in Toronto, but Jimmy Butler’s 42 points led them to a 115-113 comeback win. Chicago trailed by 12 at halftime after giving up 34 points in the second quarter. Jimmy Butler had 2 points at the half. Butler exploded for 40 second half points, beating Michael Jordan’s franchise record of 39 points in a single half. 

It was a 14-for-19 shooting effort from Butler in the second half. He scored 21 in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth. 

Butler’s postgame interview, where he reacted to beating Jordan’s record:

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries


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