Boston was in a celebratory mood, but Miami Heat spoiled their party when Jimmy Butler torched the Celtics defense and headed for a Game 7 showdown. The Miami Heat aren’t done yet as we head to a door-or-die Game 7 on Sunday night in South Beach. Shannon Sharpe was full of praise for Jimmy Butler, who led the Eastern Conference top seed to a crucial 111-103 Game 6 win at TD Garden to extend that streak and keep their title hopes alive. Butler scored 47 points – a career highlight in the playoffs and one of the best performances by a player facing elimination in NBA history.
Butler was fantastic for Miami when they needed him most as he finished the win with a game-high 47 points along with 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and 4 three-pointers. Butler also had Kyle Lowry put on a tremendous assist in one of his best games of the postseason with 18 points and 10 assists before finally fouling.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown did everything they could to lead the Celtics to their first Finals spot since 2010, it wasn’t enough, although the two combined had 50 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists while shooting 15/25 from the field combined. Not only that, the Miami Heat have continued to extend their dominance, with betting odds and momentum shifting in their favor ahead of Game 7. Quite unimaginable scenes in Boston as Celtics fans also gave their team the saddest cheer ever.
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“That was a virtuoso” – Shannon Sharpe admires Jimmy Butler
It was deja vu for Heat fans as Butler made an appearance for the ages in Miami in a situation similar to that of “King James”. A decade ago, the Celtics won Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Miami, went 3-2 ahead and returned home with a chance to end the game. LeBron James went berserk in the next game as he put together his famous “Game 6” performance and shattered the Celtics’ dreams with 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists.
Former NFL legend Shannon Sharpe had to eat his own words after Game 6 as he previously predicted the Celtics would sail home in Game 6. “The Celtics are better and the deeper team. I expect Jayson Tatum to show that he is the best player in this series. I’m taking the Celtics in 6 games.”
“Jimmy Butler at 47 9 8 just had one @King James gm 6 against the celtics in the garden. That was a virtuoso‘ Shannon tweeted, comparing Butler’s stellar performance to King James himself.
Jimmy Butler reminded him that it would not be easy with him on the pitch. Shannon was impressed with his commanding performance which reminded us all of Lebron James’ famous performance against the Celtics 10 years ago in the same situation!
Jimmy Butler has struggled with knee problems for the last two games. He could only score 19 points in those games and shot a dismal seven of 32 from the field. The Miami Heat looked drained and dusted in their Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics after their Game 5 home loss. They were the underdogs starting in Game 6 at TD Garden and many expected their season to come to an end. After not appearing in the last few games, he was absolutely gorgeous in this game as Butler dominated Boston with a career-defining night. Drive onto the lane for powerful finishes and free throws, hard jumpers to beat the shot clock, jumping
The Celtics came into Game 6 on Friday night with a chance to end the streak and advance to the Finals for the first time since 2010. Instead, they must travel to Miami again for Game 7, where they must win for the third straight game to keep their season alive. Jimmy Buckets is in brilliant form and will make it very difficult for Boston to win in a Game 7 showdown against the Heat. Butler vs Tatum, Celtics vs Heat, in the heat of glory, who will survive? Game 7 is waiting!
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