Final 4:54 INSANE OVERTIME ENDING #8 Heat vs #1 Bucks – Game 5 | April 26, 2023

Led by Jimmy Butler’s 42 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, the No. 8 seed Miami Heat defeat the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks, 128-126, in overtime. Bam Adebayo added his first career playoff triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the victory, while Giannis Antetokounmpo (38 points, 20 rebounds) and Khris Middleton (33 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists) added a combined 71 points for the Bucks. After closing out this best-of-seven series, 4-1, the Heat now advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals where they will face the New York Knicks on Sunday, April 30th.

The Miami Heat become the sixth 8th seed in NBA history to defeat a 1 seed in a Playoff series. They also become the first Play-In team to win a Playoff series.
1994: Denver (8) over Seattle (1)
1999: New York (8) over Miami (1)
2007: Golden State (8) over Dallas (1)
2011: Memphis (8) over San Antonio (1)
2012: Philadelphia (8) over Chicago (1)

Tonight is Jimmy Butler’s 8th 40-Point game for the Miami Heat in the Playoffs, giving him the most 40-PT games in franchise history (Dwyane Wade, 7).

Jimmy Butler is the first Miami Heat player with back-to-back 40-point games in the Playoffs.

Jimmy Butler (98 points) is the 7th player in NBA history to record 95+ points in a 2-Game span in the Playoffs, joining:
Michael Jordan (8 spans, high of 112 points)
Jerry West (3 Spans, high of 101 points)
Elgin Baylor (2 Spans, high of 99 points)
Kevin Durant (95 points, 04/24/2019 – 04/26/2019)
Rick Barry (98 points, 04/18/1967 – 04/20/1967)
Wilt Chamberlain (95 points, 03/14/1960 – 03/16/1960)

Over the five games of this series, Jimmy Butler has totaled 188 points, passing Dwyane Wade (180, 06/11/2006 – 06/20/2006) for the most points in a 5-game span of a single postseason in Heat franchise history.

Bam Adebayo becomes the third player in Miami Heat history to record a triple-double in the Playoffs, joining LeBron James (5) and Jimmy Butler (3).

Erik Spoelstra is the 6th Coach in NBA history to eclipse 100 career Playoff wins, joining:
Phil Jackson: 229
Pat Riley: 171
Gregg Popovich: 170
Doc Rivers: 108
Larry Brown: 100

Tonight marked Erik Spoelstra’s 100th Playoff victory as a coach, passing Red Auerbach (99) and tying Larry Brown (100) for 5th on the NBA’s All-Time Coaching Playoff victory list.

Giannis becomes the 11th player in NBA history with 10 or more Playoff games of 30+ points and 15+ rebounds, joining:
Wilt Chamberlain: 39 Games
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 33 Games
Elgin Baylor: 31 Games
Bob Pettit: 24 Games
Shaquille O’Neal: 22 Games
Tim Duncan: 18 Games
Hakeem Olajuwon: 14 Games
Moses Malone: 12 Games
Charles Barkley: 11 Games
Willis Reed: 10 Games

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have now scored 30+ points each in 5 Playoff games, becoming the 5th pair of teammates in NBA history with 5 or more such games:
Los Angeles Lakers: Elgin Baylor & Jerry West: 24 Games
Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook: 11 Games
Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant & Shaquille O’Neal: 7 Games
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving & LeBron James: 6 Games
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton: 5 Games

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