Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Breaks Michael Jordan Record

By Staff  |  01/04/2016

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler exploded on Sunday, in a game against the Toronto Raptors, during which he broke a team record previously held by Michael Jordan.

The 26-year-old scored 40 second-half points, a team record in a single half, after putting in just two points in the first half.

Butler went 14-for-19 shooting in the second half, as well as 2 of 3 from three-point land and 10 of 11 free throws.

With the effort, he's just the fifth player in the past 20 seasons with a 40-point half and the first since Deron Williams in March 2012. Kobe Bryant has done this three times, while Brandon Jennings and Michael Redd have gone for 40 in a half as well, reports ESPN.