Nick Friedell: Jimmy Butler was very direct in his commentary after Friday’s disappointing loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “We got to come out better, man,” Butler said. “We got to start playing better from the jump. 48 minutes, man. It’s terrible basketball. That’s not the way we’re supposed to play. It’s so disappointing because the way we practice isn’t the way that we play in the game. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know. Starting from me going all the way down the line, we’ve got to be better as a whole, as a team. Otherwise, we’re just going to keep getting our asses beat. It’s bad.”
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“I didn’t vote for myself,” Wade said. “I voted for guys I thought deserved to be in the All-Star Game. Especially guys in the Eastern Conference that deserved to be there and I voted. But you don’t get a lot of votes. You can’t vote for everybody; you only vote for the starters. We had nothing to do with the reserves, but from the starter’s standpoint, I voted for the guys I thought should be called up starters, and hopefully my one vote helped a little bit.”
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