Jimmy Butler was telling the world the Miami Warmth had been going to win the championship this season even after a 2-5 begin. The Warmth by no means actually discovered their rhythm through the common season, and needed to win an elimination sport within the play-in event simply to qualify for the NBA Playoffs as a No. 8 seed. One way or the other, the Warmth have reworked right into a monster this postseason with Butler as their chief, and now they’re just one win away from sweeping the Boston Celtics and advancing to the NBA Finals.
The Warmth beat the Celtics, 128-102, on Sunday in Recreation 3 of the Japanese Convention Finals to take a 3-0 collection lead. Butler completed with a modest (by his playoff requirements) line of 16 factors, eight rebounds, and 6 assists, however he once more managed the sport at each ends and captained one other Miami upset.
Butler has been speaking trash to the Celtics all collection, and it continued in Recreation 3 with a hilarious callback to Recreation 1. After one other Warmth bucket to maintain the rout coming, Butler emphatically referred to as timeout for the Celtics. Watch the video right here.
It’s possible you’ll keep in mind that Boston massive man Al Horford referred to as timeout for the Warmth after he hit an enormous shot in Recreation 1. Solely drawback: Horford pulled that transfer within the second quarter, and Miami went on to win the sport. Now the Celtics’ season could possibly be over in embarrassing style in the event that they drop Recreation 4 to the Warmth on Tuesday.
Butler has been one of the best participant on the ground once more throughout this season, and he has a case of being one of the best participant within the playoffs up to now this yr alongside Nikola Jokic. It’s not sufficient for Butler simply to dominate Boston — he has to speak trash, too. His timeout gesture is one other iconic second for his playoff lore.
Boston simply can’t reply their Jimmy Butler drawback. The Celtics’ season is about to be over due to it.