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Big East players in the NBA: November 17

We learned that in addition to being the best player on the Bulls so far this year, Jimmy Butler is likely the best shooting guard in the Eastern Conference.

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Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls): 2 REB, 0-2 FG

Anthony Tolliver (Phoenix Suns): 1 REB, 0-1 FG


Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets): 12 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 5-14 FG


Hollis Thompson (Philadelphia 76ers): 4 PTS, 3 REB, 2 STL, 1-8 FG

Henry Sims (Philadelphia 76ers): 9 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 3-6 FG

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons): 6 PTS, 7 REB, 2-9 FG

Jeff Green (Boston Celtics): 28 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK, 10-18 FG


Jae Crowder (Dallas Mavericks): 1 REB, 1 STL, 0-2 FG

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls): 22 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST, 2 STL, 6-17 FG

Wes Matthews (Portland Trail Blazers): 16 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 7-13 FG

St. Johns

JaKarr Sampson (Philadelphia 76ers): 3 MIN; didn't record a stat


Randy Foye (Denver Nuggets): 1 PT, 1 AST, 1 STL, 0-2 FG

Line of the Night

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls): 22 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST, 2 STL, 6-17 FG

I know. I always preach efficient shooting, and Jimmy Butler was far from that on Monday night. Sometimes you have to look past that though. I've nearly run out of superlatives for Butler, and it's mid-November. He's been the best shooting guard in the East this season, and it isn't even particularly close. He had a game high 8 assists, and helped the Bulls close the game out when the Clippers went on an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter. Whether it's in Chicago or somewhere else next season, Butler is going to be a very wealthy man.

Vine of the Night

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Jeff Green.. MAMMAMIA !!! <a href="">#PHXvsBOS</a>  <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; 2014MrBasket (@2014MrBasket) <a href="">November 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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While you've been getting down with the liars and cheats of the world, Jeff Green was throwing down THIS. SICK. DUNK.