Heat Make History In Win Over Thunder

The Miami Heat made NBA history by going a perfect 40-for-40 from the freethrow line in their game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. 

Miami certainly needed all 40 of those freethrows to drop as it barely escaped the Thunder with a 112-111 win. 

Jimmy Butler sank the game-winning freethrow to complete a three-point play to put the Heat on top. They sealed the win with a stop on the other end.

Of the 40 freethrows, Butler accounted for 23 of them, more than the entire Oklahoma City team shot in the game (21). He finished his night with 35 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

The Thunder were led by the NBA's 5th leading scorer, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The rising star scored 26 points to go along with four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.  

The previous record held by the Utah Jazz (39) stood for over four decades. 

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