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Big East Players in the NBA: December 22nd

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Butler

Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz): 21 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 1 BLK, 7-12 FG

Shelvin Mack (Atlanta Hawks): 2 PTS, 4 AST, 1 REB

Creighton

Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks): 18 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 4-8 FG (3-6 3PT)

DePaul

Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets): 6 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK

Marquette

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls): 27 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST, 5 BLK, 1 STL. 7-16 FG

Wesley Matthews (Portland Trailblazers): 14 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 5-10 FG (3-5 3PT)

Villanova

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors): 34 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 12-22 FG (4-8 3PT)

Line of the Night

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls): 27 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST, 5 BLK, 1 STL. 7-16 FG

Butler and Kyle Lowry went head-to-head in Chicago last night, but Butler's squad prevailed after a 49 (49???) point 4th quarter. Butler's double-double, and astonishing 5 blocks, outweighed Lowry's solid 34-point night for Toronto, in what could be a precursor to a playoff series come May.