There are great moments in sports when one player from an underdog team makes a personal decision that he will not allow his squad to be destroyed despite the odds.
Jimmy Butler made that decision on sunday night when the Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 in game 3 of the NBA Finals to avoid a highly forecasted sweep, and ensuring everyone’s stay in the Orlando bubble is just a little bit longer.
Butler scored 40 points with 11 boards and 13 assists in a triple double effort that said “No. I will not allow this series to be a sweep”. He was aggressive. Taking it to the basket every chance he could get and at times taking a beating by Rajon Rondo and LeBron while trying to keep his team alive in this series.
He continues to be one of the best parts of these playoffs.
Listen, who knows if the Lakers will drop another one? The Heat are badly overmatched, but as far as I’m concerned, Butler has already proven himself here. He got one with multiple injuries on his team.
There are many other squads that have gone to the finals and have been unable to get just one game.
Not the double deuce from South Beach. We’re going to at least five here and even if the Heat run out of gas the next couple of games, Jimmy Butler has nothing to prove.
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