Heat’s Jimmy Butler Encouraged To Keep Firing Away

The Heat are headed back home, with a 3-1 series lead over the Hawks, and in large part thanks to Jimmy Butler.Jimmy Butler

Fueled by Butler’s 36 points, the Heat raced to an easy 110-86 road win over the Hawks in Game 4 on Sunday. This came on a day when the Heat were forced to play without point guard Kyle Lowry, sidelined by a hamstring injury.

“Everybody is in my ear about staying aggressing, taking more shots,” Butler said. “Tonight was a good one. We’ve got another one we’ve got to get.”

Butler also contributed 10 rebounds and four assists for the East’s No. 1 seed entering the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Hawks star Trae Young was limited to nine points — his second single-digit scoring game of the series.

“They’re doing a great job of showing help and not letting me get to the paint,” Young said. “You’ve got to give them credit. We’ve got to do a better job of figuring out how to get open looks so I can create for my teammates and myself, too.”

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