Jimmy Butler Reveals How He Took Control Of Designed Play To Force OT

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The Miami Heat found a way to turn things around in the fourth quarter and force overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks.

All thanks to a circus shot from Jimmy Butler. Miami went on to clinch the series and advance to the second round.

Well, as it turns out, Jimmy Butler’s shot to send it to overtime wasn’t the original plan on the sidelines. In fact, he claims he basically took control of the call.

According to SportsCenter, Butler claims head coach Erik Spoelstra was designing the fourth-quarter shot for someone else. But the Heat superstar stepped up and made sure he was the one taking that final shot.

Rather than fighting it, Spoelstra decided to give Jimmy Butler the green light right there on the sideline.

The Heat star reveals that Spoelstra told him “Go ahead. Take us home,” per The Athletic.

This circus shot is even better now that we know Jimmy Butler took control of the sideline to help the Heat force overtime.

That series against the Bucks might just be some of the best basketball we’ve ever seen from anyone. Butler was on a tear throughout. Basically doing whatever he wanted.

We’ll see if he can continue this high level of play against the New York Knicks. Game 1 of this series kicks off on Sunday, April 30.