Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and Draymond Green provide motivation to force Game 7 after Jimmy Butler’s 47-point victory.

BOSTON Jimmy Butler And the Heat They were aware that most people in the basketball community had already decided they were out before the Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics even began Friday night.

After a difficult series and a host of injuries, the Heat were mentally exhausted. Tyler Herro Was out with a strain of groin. Kyle Lowry, P.J. Tucker Max Strus There were a few Heat players who had nagging injuries. Then there was Butler. He has been suffering from right knee pains off and on throughout playoffs, but his progress has been impeded since he injured his knee in Game 3.

Butler knew all about the obstacles. He was able to hear the doubts and not care. He gave one of his best performances with 47 points, leading his team to an impressive victory. 111-103 victory That forced Sunday's Game 7 to be played.

Erik Spoelstra, Heat coach, said that Jimmy brought his competitive will tonight. “It wasn't a will that would let us lose.”

Butler has a long and distinguished career, one that is characterized by hard work. He delivered another masterpiece when his team needed him the most. Butler scored 47 points and added nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals in just 46 minutes. He was 16-for-29 on the field, 11 for-11 at the free throw line, and 4 for 8 from beyond the arc.

Lowry declared, “It is f—ing amazing.”

Butler, for his part, took all the praises in stride. He calmly delivered big plays after big plays every time the Celtics appeared to be taking control. This is what he has grown to expect in the greatest moments. It looked very similar the games that Butler played in the 2020 NBA Bubble, where he brought the Heat within two games.

Butler stated that Dwyane Wade was the one who motivated him before Game 6.

After the game, Butler stated that “He was telling my that I could do it.” “Knee is a bit swollen, but no one cares. Get out there and continue building your legacy. It meant the world for me. So, D-Wade, I appreciate you.”

A comment by Golden State Warriors Forward Draymond GreenDuring an appearance on TNT's Inside the NBA, after his team had been eliminated, he said, “We're playing Boston.” Dallas Mavericks Thursday night, to qualify for the NBA Finals.

“Tell Draymond that I said, ” veteran Heat forward P.J. Tucker After the game, Scott Van Pelt from ESPN spoke to him.

Tucker said it was funny in his postgame news conference. “We laughed. It was funny, because he knows more than anyone. We still had to play the game. It was fun to play. There are no guarantees that anybody will win this league on a night in and night out basis. … It is strange to pick another team and be a player. “I don't know.”

The Heat put in all their efforts to give the Heat one of the most remarkable wins in recent history. If they are able to close out the Celtics in Game 7, they will have the confidence and conviction to play the Warriors in this year's NBA Finals.

Spoelstra stated that “Game 7” is the best word in pro sports and the Heat believe Butler is the right player to guide them into the game.

Spoelstra said, “I want my guys to just embrace this moment.” Jimmy Butler is a great competitor. He really is. Although you can make a lot of misinterpretations about him, his competitive spirit is as strong as any player who has ever played this game. He made his mark on the game.

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