Jimmy Butler helps lead Heat past Lakers in Game 3 of NBA Finals

Butler's 40-point triple-double lifts Miami to 115-104 win
Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo battle for basketball, Game 3 of 2020 NBA Finals
Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 22:23:57-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jimmy Butler is not ready to go home.

A triple-double later, he joined NBA Finals lore -- and the short-handed Miami Heat might have made this title matchup a series after all.

Butler finished with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 on Sunday night to get within 2-1 -- doing so with starters Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic still unable to play because of injury.