Butler finished with 40 points (13-20 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 12-13 FT), four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 115-104 victory over the Bucks.
Butler took his game to another level, scoring 27 of his 40 points in the second half. It was a career playoff high for Butler, much of which came from his mid-range game. Philadelphia fans have to be wondering where this was last season, although it just goes to show how much of an effect a solid organization can have on a player's mindset and productivity. Butler and the Heat will look to extend their series lead in Game 2 on Wednesday.