Cavs veterans react to historic game from Jimmy Butler

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On Sunday, Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler achieved one of the better individual performances in NBA Finals history.

His 40 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two blocks gave Miami a 115-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. were thoroughly impressed with Butler’s outburst.

Love is no stranger to the Finals, as he played in four consecutive championship series from 2015 to 2018, winning the NBA title in 2016.

He would also know something about putting up big points and rebounds at the same time, as it’s something he did with regularity earlier in his career while with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Heat now trail the Lakers 1-2 in the Finals.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and has seen the Cavs go from NBA laughingstocks, to contenders, back to laughingstocks and finally world champions. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.