The 5 Best Miami Heat Performances of 2023

In a year that saw the Miami Heat make a surprising run to the NBA Finals, there are plenty of performances to celebrate.

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five
Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
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1. Jimmy Butler’s 56 points against the Bucks

Jimmy Butler
Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

The eighth-seeded Heat’s series win over the top-seeded Bucks will go down as one of the biggest upsets in NBA history, and Butler’s 56-point masterpiece in Game 4 will be remembered as the round’s shining moment. Butler was unstoppable, pouring in 19 of his 28 shots as he dominated with post-ups, cuts and jumpers. No matter who the Bucks put in front of him, Butler muscled his way to his spot, rose and scored. It is the highest-scoring playoff game in Miami Heat history, and the Heat needed nearly every one of those points to beat the Bucks by five and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

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