Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo Become First Duo in Heat History to Have Triple-Doubles in Same Game

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The Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo made history together during their team’s thrilling overtime victory against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Butler and Adebayo both recorded triple-doubles in the game, making it the first time in franchise history that two Heat players recorded triple-doubles in the same night.

Butler, the Heat’s primary acquisition over the offseason, recorded 20 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists. Adebayo recorded 30 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

Butler’s 18 rebounds marked a new career-high for him, while Adebayo’s 30 points and 11 assists were also career-highs.

This is Butler’s third triple-double of the season. He had previously recorded one against the Toronto Raptors and another versus the Washington Wizards.

Adebayo’s triple-double was the first of his career.

With the win, the Heat move to 18-6 on the season and are 11-0 at home.

Their next game is at home against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

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