NBA Twitter busy after Jimmy Butler upstages Giannis' Antetokounmpo's return to playoffs

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's return to the NBA playoff stage was supposed to help get the Bucks' first-round series with the Miami Heat back to even Monday night, but Jimmy Butler wouldn't relinquish his leading role.

The former Marquette star had a playoff game for the ages, scoring 56 points including 20 straight in the Heat's 119-114 victory over the Bucks that gave Miami a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Only three players have scored more points in a playoff game.

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) dunks the ball during the first half of their game Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wis. The Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 130-117.
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) dunks the ball during the first half of their game Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wis. The Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 130-117.

NBA social media certainly took notice of Butler's performance:

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: NBA Twitter busy after Jimmy Butler upstages Giannis' Antetokounmpo