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May 15: Chicago-born Dwyane Wade saves the damage for late, Miami knocks off the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 by Ball Dont Lie
Jimmy Butler, for the fifth time in a remarkable postseason, played the entire 48 minutes in the loss.
May 15: Dwyane Wade’s actively moving kneecap probably won’t keep him out of Game 5 by Ball Dont Lie
... in his knee, an injury that was made even worse in Game 4 after Dwyane bumped knees with Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler.
May 13: Heat hold Bulls to franchise playoff-low 65 points, win Game 4 in blowout, take 3-1 series lead by Ball Dont Lie
... During a second quarter post-up on Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, All-Star guard Dwyane Wade appeared to reaggravate the...
Butler played all 48 minutes Friday in the loss to the Heat. He scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
May 09: Luol Deng reveals he has lost 15 pounds, was playing through a fractured thumb by Ball Dont Lie
... on relatively stupid things like lessening Jimmy Butler’s minutes load, or improving Chicago’s half-court scoring.
Butler, who played every minute of the past three games, played 31 minutes Wednesday night in Chicago's loss to Miami in Game 2 of their playoff series.
Butler posted a double-double in Game 1 Monday against the Heat as he scored 21 points to go along with 14 rebounds, three assists, two three-pointers and one block.
Butler did not sit on the bench for his second straight game, logging another 48-minute performance in a Game 7 victory against the Nets. He scored nine points (3-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with five rebounds and four assists.
Butler was pressed into full-time service Thursday in the loss to the Nets. He provided 17 points (4-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-9 FT) with seven rebounds and six assists.
Butler had a strong performance in Game 5 Monday against the Nets as he scored 18 points to go along with four steals, three assists, three three-pointers and two rebounds.
Butler had 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT) with five rebounds and three assists in the triple-overtime win against the Nets on Saturday.
Butler scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 FT) to go with three rebounds, two assists, and one block in 39 minutes of action Saturday in a Game 1 loss to the Nets.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said on Friday that Butler will be the Bulls' starting two-guard for their series against the Nets, ESPN Chicago reports.
Butler logged 50 minutes Thursday after not seeing any bench time in his previous game, contributing a monster line of 22 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, three steals, and three blocks.
Butler scored 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 45 minutes Sunday against the Pistons.
Butler scored 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting (2-of-6 3Pt) with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 42 minutes Tuesday night in Chicago's loss to Washington.
Butler had 16 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT) to go with four boards, one assist, five steals and one block in 39 minutes Sunday against the Pistons.
Butler got the start and had 20 points (5-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT) to go with nine boards, two assists, three steals and one block in 44 minutes Sunday against the T-Wolves.
Butler had a season-high 20 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four boards, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Pacers.
Butler returned to the starting lineup after coming off the bench for three games and had 16 points (6-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and 10 rebounds Saturday in the win over the Hawks. He added two assists and three steals.
Butler provided 12 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the loss to the Nets on Friday.
Butler had 18 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with six boards and two steals in 27 minutes Wednesday against the Bucks.
Butler, who was relegated to a reserve role with the return of Luol Deng (hamstring), scored a career-high 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-7 FT) in 31 minutes during Chicago's victory versus Charlotte on Monday. He added six rebounds, two assists, and one block on the night.
Butler, who had nine points and six rebounds in 45 minutes in his fifth straight start Saturday, likely will head back to the bench Monday or Wednesday when Luol Deng is expected to return from his injury, Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler had 16 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with 12 rebounds in the win over Golden State on Friday. The second-year forward replaced Luol Deng (hamstring) for the fourth straight game.
Butler started for a third game in place of the injured Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday and scored 18 points with nine rebounds and four assists in 46 minutes in Chicago's win over Detroit.
Butler started his second game in a row Monday for the injured Luol Deng (hamstring), supplying 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, four dimes, and one steal in 43 minutes, as Chicago outlasted the Lakers.
Butler started for Luol Deng (hamstring) and scored a career-high 18 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-8 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals Saturday in the overtime loss to the Grizzlies.
Marco Belinelli and not Butler will start at shooting guard Tuesday against the Pacers, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler should be in line for more playing time while Richard Hamilton is sidelined with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, ESPN Chicago reports
Butler's minutes have fluctuated wildly the first eight games, ranging from six to 22 minutes in those contests.
Butler played 48 minutes on Saturday against Minnesota and had nine points, eight rebounds, and three assists.
Butler, who had a big summer league campaign, is projected to take Ronnie Brewer's defensive sparkplug role off the bench next season, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Chicago's drafting of Marquis Teague could mean that Butler will see more minutes, at least early in the season, ESPN Chicago reports.
Butler finished his rookie season averaging 2.6 points per game and shooting 40.5 percent from the field as a member of the Bulls.
Butler has produced 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes over the last two games, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler finished with five points and three rebounds in nine minutes in Thursday's loss to Orlando.
Butler had a career-high 12 points (3-3 FG, 6-6 FT) and three boards in 12 minutes Saturday in the Bulls' 109-94 loss in Atlanta.