The Miami Heat were placed 5th in the eastern conference this year. It was almost unthinkable to have any team but the Bucks or the Raptors in the NBA Finals. However, Erik Spoelstra’s side shocked everyone and entered the finals very deservingly by beating the Celtics quite comfortably.
Moreso, the Heat could not even make it into the playoffs last year. But in 2020, the year of surprises, we have both the final entrants who were nowhere to be seen during last season. As a matter of fact, Heat are facing against their biggest test of the season because this Lakers side is highly intimidating.
Miami Heat forward is well aware of the approaching danger!
Jimmy Butler is not that easy personality who would show up on camera to shower flowers on his opponents. He is hot-headed, tough, aggressive, and hard to please. Still, during the post-game interview, the 31-YO had a different tone. He talked at length about the omnipresence of LeBron James in the playoffs. He exclaimed, “The main key, and it has been like this for a very long time. If you want to win, you’re gonna have to go through a LeBron-led team. At the end of the day, that’s what it normally comes down to. That’s what we’re gonna focus on. Obviously, we can’t just focus on him because he has got so many good players around him. You’re going to get the same test over and over until you pass it. That test is LeBron James.”
“If you want to win, you are going to have to go through a LeBron James led team.”
– Jimmy Butler
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 28, 2020
Jimmy G. Buckets scored 22 points in Game 6 with 42.1% FG. He failed to convert even one shot from the downtown and exposed his flaws. It was an underwhelming performance from the man who will need a greater killer instinct in the following series. But fortunately for him, whenever he has a rough night, Bam Adebayo covers for him, just as he did in Game 6.
LeBron James will come down heavy with the Lakers!
In the last game that the Lakers played against the Nuggets, LeBron took the matter in his hands in the closing minutes. If ‘that’ LeBron remains awake for four more games, the Heat story can become history in a matter of one week.
The five-time NBA All-star said true words when he did not make the mistake of discounting the other team members of the Lakers. In the last couple of games, Dwight Howard, Danny Green, and Rajon Rondo had looked in good touch. They’re together putting in a great defensive effort and also helping both Bron and AD wish impressive assists. This will only make the life of a younger Miami Heat unit a little tough. Still, it will be a very competitive clash when the two teams meet on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020.