Latest Jimmy Butler News

East champs no more, the Heat start to look to what's next

May. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Not even an hour into the offseason, Jimmy Butler was already looking ahead. There was no run to the NBA Finals this year for the Miami Heat, not even a single playoff victory for the team that rolled through the Eastern Conference in the restart bubble at...

Sweep: Bucks oust Heat 120-103, roll into Round 2

May. 29, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There was no raucous celebration. No histrionics, no big on-court party when the final horn sounded and Milwaukee had officially vanquished its playoff loss to Miami from last season. Put simply, the Bucks expected to win. And the last...

Bucks put Heat on brink, win 113-84 for 3-0 series lead

May. 27, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Another game. Another blowout. The Milwaukee Bucks have a chance to sweep the Miami Heat out of the playoffs, and they're making the task of dispatching the reigning Eastern Conference champions look very simple. Khris Middleton scored...

A year after Finals, Lakers and Heat set to play before fans

May. 26, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — On their respective ways to the NBA Finals last season, there was one important element missing for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. No fans were there. That changes for last year’s finalists on Thursday night, when the...

Bucks capitalize on hot start to roll past Heat 132-98

May. 25, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When the Milwaukee Bucks conducted a roster makeover in the wake of an early playoff exit, the addition of Bryn Forbes didn’t earn nearly as much notice as some other moves. Looks pretty good right now. Forbes made six 3-pointers...

Heat, Nuggets look to recover after dropping Game 1 matchups

May. 23, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Miami went to the NBA Finals as the Eastern Conference's No. 5 seed a year ago. Denver became the first team in NBA history to rally from a pair of 3-1 deficits on its way to the Western Conference finals. The roads were not easy then. They’re not...

Khris Middleton lifts Bucks past Heat in OT in Game 1

May. 22, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in danger of suffering one more devastating playoff loss to the Miami Heat. Khris Middleton made sure it didn’t happen. Middleton broke a tie...

NBA East and West first-round playoff preview capsules

May. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

Capsules for the NBA first-round series that begin this weekend: EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (49-23) vs. No. 8 WASHINGTON WIZARDS (34-38, 1-1) Season series: 76ers, 3-0. Story line: The...

Playoff rematch with Heat offers extra motivation for Bucks

May. 21, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo acknowledges the incentive that comes from opening the postseason against the Miami Heat, who eliminated Milwaukee in the second round last year. “Obviously everybody on the team has a little bit of extra...

After tough year, Butler says Heat are 'ready for anything'

May. 20, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — This was not the season the Miami Heat envisioned. They spent 65% of the season mired in seventh place or lower in the Eastern Conference standings. They spent two weeks spanning late January and early February in 13th place. It took until Game 37 — just...