Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade is simply in awe of Jimmy Butler's performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Butler had a performance for the ages as he led the Heat to a comeback victory over the Celtics, 118-107. The Miami forward erupted for 41 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks to lead a massive second-half surge for the franchise after trailing by as much as 13 points.

In the process, he became the first player in NBA history to record such stat line since steals and blocks were first recorded in 1974. It is also his third 40-5-5 playoff game, marking the most in Heat history with LeBron James and Wade having two each.

After watching such incredible display, Wade himself couldn't help but heap praise on his brother.

Jimmy Butler deserves all the recognition he gets. As Dwyane Wade said it, what he just showed was a thing of beauty.

While it is only Game 1 and the East Finals has a long way to go, the Heat have to be brimming with pride and confidence after their leader stepped up.

Furthermore, even though the Celtics did take down the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks in the second round, Miami is certainly proving to be a more difficult opponent given how well-balanced they are.