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Jimmy Butler named Eastern Conference Player of the week

The NBA announced this week that Heat forward Jimmy Butler has been named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for played games Monday, October 25 through Sunday, October 31. Butler is the first HEAT player to capture the weekly award since Bam Adebayo received the honor. For Butler, it marks the second time as a member of the HEAT and the sixth time in his career that he has captured the weekly honor. It also marks the 60th time in franchise history a member of the HEAT has captured Player of the Week honors.

Butler helped lead the HEAT to a perfect 4-0 record for the week with victories at home against Orlando and Charlotte and road wins against 2021 NBA Playoff participants Brooklyn and Memphis. For the week, he averaged 28.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.25 steals and shot 58.6 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three-point range and 93.3 percent from the foul line as the HEAT won each game by double figures. Butler also recorded a pair of double-doubles and was a +41 for the week. He has recorded game highs in points in the wins over Orlando, Charlotte and Memphis and in addition to leading Miami in scoring three times.

Butler currently leads the HEAT in points with a scoring average of 25.3 ppg, 54 field goals made, 41 free throws made and 46 attempted, free throw percentage of .891 and with 17 steals.

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