A few days ago, I attempted to rank where Jimmy Butler’s 56-point eruption ranked among the greatest individual Miami Heat playoff performances of all time. Of course, Butler went and followed that up with a 42-point coup de grâce that included an improbable game-tying basket that sent the game to overtime and eventually sent the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks packing.
Butler ended up averaging 37.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists on an absurd 59.7% from the field and 44.4% from three over his five games of destruction in Round 1 of the playoffs. Taking the stats alone, no Heat player has ever put up such numbers on such efficiency in any one playoff series. But does that mean Butler takes the top spot?
Let’s take a look at some of the best playoff series’ performances in Heat history.