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Jimmy Butler, SG | MIA

Wed, Dec 04, 2019

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Jimmy Butler's Triple-Double Leads Heat To OT Victory

Miami Heat guard/forward Jimmy Butler recorded his first triple-double of the season to lead the Heat in Tuesday's 121-110 overtime victory over the Raptors. The 30-year-old scored 22 points while adding a season-high 13 rebounds, along with 12 assists and one steal on 7-for-16 shooting from field goal range. Butler missed a potential game-winner at the end of regulation but took over to start the extra frame, scoring Miami's first eight points in overtime in dominant fashion, while logging a season-high 41 minutes in the victory. Butler is a must-start candidate on a nightly basis as he has been one of the most productive players in all formats at the quarter mark of the season.

Tristan Thompson, C | CLE

Wed, Dec 04, 2019

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Tristan Thompson Records His 12th Double-Double Of The Season

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson remained in double-double form in Tuesday's loss to Detroit, notching 10 points and 14 rebounds. Thompson shot only 4-for-11 from the field, so it was a bit of a struggle for him offensively, but almost everybody on the team had an off night, including Kevin Love, who managed just eight points The 28-year-old center now has 12 double-doubles for the season in 19 games, only eight players have managed more. The Cavs continue their season on Friday against Orlando, who have done a good job against opposing centers overall, but who didn't have an answer to Thompson in the two previous meetings this season. The Cavaliers center picked up a double-double in both matches, averaging 14.5 points and 13 rebounds.

Collin Sexton, PG | CLE

Wed, Dec 04, 2019

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Collin Sexton Scores Team-High 22 Points In Tuesday's Loss

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton was the only bright spot for the team in Tuesday's blowout loss to Detroit, scoring a team-high 22 points on good 8-for-16 efficiency. He also had four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. The second-year guard is averaging only 2.5 assists for the season, but he's done a much better job moving the ball in recent outings, upping his average output to 4.7 assists across the last three games. He was the team's biggest offensive threat on Tuesday even with Kevin Love playing. There's a good matchup next for Sexton against the Magic, who tend to struggle against point guards. The Cavs guard has averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds and four assists against them in two previous matchups this season.