Jimmy Butler hit his first NBA game-winner to cement a Bulls win over the Nets.

By SI Wire
December 28, 2016

Jimmy Butler hit his first NBA regular-season game-winner to cement a Bulls win over the Nets, 101–99 on Wednesday night. 

Butler stepped back over Bojan Bogdanovic and drained a long two as time expired, completing a 40-point effort after tweaking his ankle earlier in the fourth quarter.

On a night where Dwyane Wade was banged up and sat down the stretch, Butler put the Bulls on his back and salvaged the win.

While this was his first game-winner that counted, he memorably hit one in the 2014 preseason to beat the Hawks.

Butler finished with 40 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Chicago moved to 16–16.

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