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|TORONTO Josh Norman Jersey , Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Chicago Bulls' forward Jimmy Butler scored 42 points including a franchise-best 40 points in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-113 in Sunday afternoon NBA action.
After scoring just two points in the first half on 1-of-4 shooting from the field in 15 minutes, Butler bounced back with 21 points in the third quarter and 19 in the final frame.
"It was an unbelievable performance by Jimmy," said the Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg in Toronto. "It's the best performance I've seen coaching. A really, really good individual performance."
The 26-year-old Butler played the entire second half where he was 14-for-19 from the field, 10-for-11 from the free throw line and hit a pair of three pointers. His biggest shot occurred with 30 seconds remaining in the game which gave the team their first lead of the second half.
"I made a couple of shots Alex Smith Jersey , I put the ball in the basket," said a modest Butler after the game. "It shows how much confidence my teammates and coaches have in me."
Butler's performance surpasses the previous team record for points in the half of 39 points set by Michael Jordan in a 1988 game against Milwaukee.
"I don't want to be compared to him (Michael Jordan)," said Butler. "I'm trying, but we're nowhere near the same player."
While Butler has not reached Jordan's level yet, the five year veteran has improved each season and has begun to receive recognition from coaches Trent Williams Jersey , players, media and fans after last year's breakout campaign.
Last season, Butler became an All-Star for the first time in his career and was selected to the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team for the second straight season, and he was also awarded the Most Improved Player award.
In the offseason, Butler was awarded a five-year contract worth 95-million-U.S.-dollar to stay in Chicago.
"My confidence is always high Sean Taylor Jersey ," said Butler, who in on pace to surpass last year's production. "I know how much work I put in during the summer time."
The 40 points scored in the second half was the most by a player in a single game all season. Butler surpassed reigning MVP Stephen Curry's 38-point production on Oct. 31 in a victory over the Pelicans.
" A worker inspects a circuit board at an electronics factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Appreciation of the yuan has put huge pressure on smaller-scale businesses in the Pearl River Delta region, forcing some to relocate or shut down altogether. [PhotoXinhua]
Citizens point to production and export achievements; experts say crackdown shows need for restructuring, Qiu Quanlin reports in Guangzhou
When a recent sex trade crackdown brought Dongguan under the spotlight Adrian Peterson Jersey , Internet users launched an online campaign featuring its glories.
On micro blogs and online forums, people have uploaded and forwarded photos of the Chinese city, representing it as ""The Factory of the World"" in the booming southern province of Guangdong, revealing its history as it developed from a fishing village to a manufacturing and logistics behemoth.
""The Dongguan You May Not Know"" called for local residents to be proud of their city and to tell the world about it.
""We produce one-fifth of the world's digital products; we destroyed the country's opium here; we topped the Chinese Basketball Association league eight times; we attracted 10 million migrants..."" said captions of the photos uploaded when the city was mocked as China's ""sex capital"" after prostitution busts and huge media exposure on Sunday.
But experts warned the crackdown on prostitution shows an urgent need for the local government to accelerate its economic restructuring.
""The effort should not only target its traditional manufacturing but also the services industry,"" said Lin Jiang Redskin Kids Jersey , head of the public finance and taxation department of Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University.
Dongguan, about 140 kilometers from Hong Kong, has faced a difficult task reorganizing its industrial structure since the eruption of the 2008 global financial crisis, according to Lin.
Dongguan's economy grew by 9.8 percent year-on-year to 550 billion yuan ($90.7 billion) in 2013. However, the city had the lowest economic growth rate for four years before last year because of industrial restructuring Redskin Youth Jersey , compared with other cities in Guangdong province.
""The higher economic growth rate in Dongguan last year was mostly driven by investment in a large number of projects. The manufacturing sector was still on what has been a harsh road of recovery,"" Lin said.
Dongguan, in the heart of the Pearl River Delta, has more than 8 million permanent residents, but only 1.87 million of them are locals with household registrations Redskin Womens Jersey , sources within the local government said.
""Booming manufacturing attracted millions of workers from all over the country and has helped make it one of the foreign trade leaders in China since the country's opening-up and reform,"" Lin said.
Xinhua News Agency cited Yao Kong, the city's deputy Party chief, as saying that 10 percent of the world's sneakers are produced in Dongguan, about 20 percent of the world wears Dongguan sweaters and 30 percent of the world's children play with Dongguan toys.
World-famous electronic brands Black Redskin Jersey , such as Nokia Oyj and Samsung Co Ltd, have also built plants in the city.
However, Xiao Feng, deputy general manager of Shenzhen Onetouch Business Service Co, said Dongguan's economy Redskin Jersey Sale , which relies heavily on foreign trade, faces a big challenge in the years ahead after overseas demand started to fall and labor and production costs squeezed profits for local businesses.
""The export-oriented businesses should be upgraded with more technology and innovation. Otherwise manufacturers in Dongguan will find it hard to boost their competitiveness in the global market,"" Xiao told China Daily.
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