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LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Butler called his shot before Sundays 118-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Air Jordan Clearance . The Chicago Bulls All-Star swingman knew he would have to score more on Sunday with the Bulls playing without Dwyane Wade, who was sitting out the game to rest on the second night of a back-to-back.So Butler, who is averaging 24.0 points per game this season, told his head coach, Fred Hoiberg, that he would take matters into his own hands as the Bulls tried to bounce back from a tough loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.He told me before the game, Coach, Im going for 40 tonight, Hoiberg said. And he did it.Butler finished the game with a season-high 40 points, going 14-for-23 from the field and 12-for-14 from the foul line. He also added seven rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes. In a month full of dominating performances, Butler saved his best game of the short season when his team needed it most.He is playing with a tremendous amount of confidence, and thats where it starts, Hoiberg said. If you believe you can do it, thats a pretty good place to start. Jimmy thinks every time he steps on the floor hes the best player out there, and more often than not hes right. Thats a big thing is the confidence and the belief in yourself, and he definitely has that.Butler doesnt want to acknowledge publicly that he feels he is the leagues best player, but that is the mindset he has taken with him on the floor over the past few weeks. He has scored at least 20 points in eight straight games.I think thats the way I have to think, Butler said. If I dont, then I look at it as being just another player thats out there. My teammates tell me to play like that, to think like that, but at the same time even though D-Wades out, hes still helping me through this process and letting me know what I should be doing. Late in the game, early in the game, its great to have him in my corner.As for his prediction before the game, Butler playfully smiled after being told of Hoibergs words.Butlers performance without Wade is even more impressive when compared to LeBron James numbers while playing without the future Hall of Famer. As ESPN Stats & Information points out: In 55 games LeBron played without Wade, he scored 40 three times. James didnt do it until his 14th game without Wade. Butler did it his first time out.I just felt like thats what my team was going to need from me to tell you the truth, Butler said. For me to be aggressive, to put the ball in the basket, with our second-leading scorer out, I knew I had to pick up the pace a little bit. So that was my mindset. Play defense as well but go out and put the ball in the hole.Butlers teammates figured that the 27-year-old was ready to have a big game.Before the game, before the ball jumped up, he came to me [and] just said, Come on, lets get it done, Bulls forward Taj Gibson said. I saw it in his eyes, the desperation and understanding that we got to win this game. This is a big game for us, especially on a back-to-back after losing a tough one which we thought we should have won [Saturday] night, so I saw it in his eyes. He was intense, [Rajon] Rondo was intense, but hes just showing more leadership day by day.The Bulls are now 3-1 on their annual Circus Trip and play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Air Jordan From China . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. Cheap Air Jordan Free Shipping . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey.Team news ahead of Fridays Sky Bet Championship clash between Preston and Burnley, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Preston are sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard and defender Marnick Vermijl ahead of the televised Lancashire derby with Burnley.On-loan stopper Lindegaard was withdrawn at half-time in the 2-2 draw with Birmingham in midweek while Vermijl had been forced off even earlier due to a kick on the top of his foot. North End manager Simon Grayson will give both players until the last minute to prove their fitness, with 34-year-old Chris Kirkland, who came close to joining the Clarets in the summer, ready to fill in between the sticks. Anders Lindegaard could be a doubt for Fridays game with Burnley Calum Woods (calf) should be back to deputise for Vermijl if needed yet Chris Humphrey (shin), Liam Grimshaw and Stevie May (both knee) are still out.James Tarkowski should be back in the Burnley squad that travels to Deepdale. Highlights from Burnleys 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough The centre-back was not on the bench for the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough having suffered a groin strain in training on Monday, but Sean Dyche is confident he can make the short trip.Tarkowski is unlikely to break into a starting line-up which will likely be unchanged after Joey Barton and Sam Vokes shook off problems to feature againnst Boro. Wholesale Jordans. . Highlights of the Championship match between Birmingham and Preston Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee) played 90 minutes for the development squad in midweek but will need a few more fixtures at that level before being considered for the senior team. Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton admits hes yet to book a summer holiday, as hes waiting to see if hell be included in Englands Euro 2016 squad Dont miss Preston v Burnley in the Sky Bet Championship, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7pm on Friday, or watch live for £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. ' ' '

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