June 28, 2022
Does Jimmy Butler’s historic performance spell doom for Celtics in Game 7? How Heat star picked apart Boston’s top-ranked defense

Does Jimmy Butler’s historic performance spell doom for Celtics in Game 7? How Heat star picked apart Boston’s top-ranked defense

It’s safe to say that Jimmy Butler was feeling it.

In the Heat’s Game 6 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, Butler exploded for 47 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals to force a Game 7.

Butler made a whole lot of history in the process. Only Wilt Chamberlain has ever scored more points in a playoff win on the road while facing elimination, only LeBron James has ever scored more points in a playoff game in a Heat uniform and Butler became the first player since Michael Jordan with multiple 40-point, four-steal games in a single series.

Anytime you’re rubbing shoulders with Wilt, LeBron and Jordan, you know you’ve done something right. How did Butler pick apart a Celtics team that has been locking up the best of the best all season long … and can he do it again, this time to secure a spot in the NBA Finals?