After Miami’s game 5 loss at home Wednesday night that saw the Boston Celtics go up 3 games to 2, everyone outside of south Florida thought that this series was over. Even Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors said that they would be meeting the Celtics in the Finals.
"We're gonna play Boston" 👀
Dray thinks the Warriors will face the Celtics in the Finals pic.twitter.com/inNeblMdjF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 27, 2022
But Jimmy Butler had other plans in Friday night’s game 6 at the Boston Garden as the Celtics were trying to close things out.
They're going to talk about this Jimmy Butler game forever.
On the road. Facing elimination.
47 points. 9 rebounds. 8 assists. 4 steals.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 28, 2022
Jimmy’s historic game 6 performance had many, including Dwyane Wade, thinking back to other legendary Heat performances in elimination games.
Make room @KingJames @JimmyButler has entered the room https://t.co/VHke9V0YmN
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 28, 2022
It truly was a night to remember for Butler and the Miami Heat as they pulled of one of the gutsiest playoff victories in recent memory to force a game 7 back in Miami with a trip to the Finals on the line.
The Eastern Conference will be decided on Sunday night at 8:30.