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Overall Grade: A+
Minutes Played: 25
Stat Line: 29 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, 6-of-6 3PT
Normally, an A+ wouldn't go to a player that was limited to the points column and virtually nothing else.
The fact of the matter is, L.A. would not have won this game without Caron Butler. His team-high 29 points were virtually the only form of offense the Clippers had through three quarters.
It started early for Butler, as he connected on five three-pointers and 17 points in the first quarter alone. He'd finish with six triples for the game, shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc.
He put up 12 points during the third quarter, thus keeping L.A. ahead by three points. Fortunately, his teammates picked up the slack in the final frame.
Even as he disappeared offensively in the fourth, Butler played quality defense and provided valuable floor spacing. Twenty-nine points in 25 minutes? What more can you say but bravo?