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NBA: Miami Heat set free-throw record

Miami Heat player Jimmy Butler led a record-breaking shooting display from the free-throw line as they claimed a 112-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Miami made all 40 of their free throws, breaking the record of 39-for-39 made by Utah Jazz against Portland in 1982.

With 23, Butler is tied with Dominique Wilkins for the second-highest number of foul shots in a game without a miss.

Butler scored a game-high 35 points in total, his final free throw with 12 seconds remaining proving to be the game-winner as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s attempted three-pointer for Oklahoma City bounced off the rim.

James Harden has the record of most free throws in a game without a miss, scoring 24 for the Houston Rockets in 2019.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas