Tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Miami Heat were a shorthanded team. With Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry out (among seven injured players total), the weight of Miami’s team was all on Jimmy Butler’s shoulders to carry the offensive burden against the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. And we can say that Butler was more than up to the task.
Jimmy Butler scored 35 points for Miami, backed by a historic 23-for-23 night from the charity line that led the Heat to a 113-112 victory. But he was not alone in leading the Heat to victory with excellent free-throw percentages. The Heat collectively shot 40 of 40 from the line. And in doing so, they set the single-game record for the most free throws made in a game without missing a single one as a team, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The Heat set a new NBA record in their win over OKC, finishing 40 of 40 from the free throw line.
They needed every single point in their 112 to 111 victory.
Jimmy Butler led the way by finishing 23 of 23 from the charity stripe, joining Dominique Wilkins with the second-best performance ever for the most free throws made without a mistake in NBA history.
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