ECF Game 6: Butler Boosts Heat To Force Game 7

Jonathan Grant | May 28th, 2022

The Heat looked down and out after losing Game 5 in Miami and falling 3-2 down to the Boston Celtics. Especially with a trip to the TD Garden to come in Game 6. However, you still have to play the games, and we found out why on Friday night as Jimmy Butler starred to deny the C’s the opportunity to advance to the NBA Finals. Perhaps star isn’t the right word; he simply dominated to the tune of scoring 47 points (on 16-29 from the floor and a perfect 11-11 from the charity stripe) while also coming up a rebound and two assists shy of a triple-double.

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Do you want to talk about production? This was about as sterling an example of that that you’ll ever see, and if you want a very specific case, just look at the incredible shot he made with 45 seconds to go as the shot clock ticked down. Turning around and with a hand in his face, he drained it, and that clinched the win right then and there. The 111-103 win means Miami will host Game 7, and they will have to feel confident following the performance of their legitimate superstar.

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