After a tie game, the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics are going to the decider after Jimmy Butler’s clutch bucket with 43.9 seconds left in regulation. Both teams’ defense was largely impressive, but there were some key issues that came into play late in the game. In this article, we’ll talk about Jimmy Butler’s 47 points, Boston’s brutal execution and the Miami Heat’s late-game execution.
Miami Heat-Boston Celtics tie
A thrilling game that tipped from one side to the other was not without controversy. In the first half, the Heat were up by 13 points, but they lost the lead with more than five minutes remaining in the game. That’s when Miami’s Jimmy Butler hit his fourth triple of the night. The next possession, the Heat’s P.J. Tucker grabbed the rebound under the basket and fouled Derrick White, who made both free throws. Then, with about 39.5 seconds left in the game, Miami’s Jimmy Butler scored 21 points and had nine rebounds. He added six assists, as well, and the Heat tied the game with a 107-101 lead.
Boston Celtics’ defense largely impressive
Jimmy Butler’s 47 points in Game 6 of the NBA playoffs helped the Miami Heat advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Butler is still in the game, as he continues to play in a dominant way. He led the Heat to a 111-103 win over the Boston Celtics. Kyle Lowry politely listened to Butler when he was asked to share the credit for Miami’s Game 6 win, but was not willing to give it to him.
Jimmy Butler’s 47 points
With his impressive performance in Game 6, Jimmy Butler helped the Miami Heat advance to the Eastern Conference finals. In Game 6, Butler scored 47 points to lead the Heat past the Celtics. While teammates such as Kyle Lowry and Al Horford contributed, Butler was the big difference maker. He scored a game-high 47 points. Here are some highlights from the game:
Poor late-game execution
After a lackluster performance the past few games, Jimmy Butler was a different story. He was all over the court, hitting tough jumpers to beat the shot clock, and finding himself in the right spot to get a pass. He finished with 47 points, a playoff career high, and added nine rebounds, eight assists, and four steals. While Boston’s late-game execution was questionable, the Celtics’ veteran guard has proven he can bounce back from a defeat in the playoffs. In fact, Boston is 5-0 after suffering a loss and has won four out of five games by double-digits. A win in the finals would send them to the Finals.
Game 6 to be decider
After an incredible performance by Jimmy Butler on Friday, the Miami Heat have forced Game 6 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics to be a decider in the Eastern Conference finals. Butler scored 47 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, to help the Heat beat LeBron James and the Celtics and force a decider. The winner will face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in San Francisco.