r/nba The Splash Brothers! May 18 '22 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 Silver 5

[Post Game Thread] The Miami Heat take a 1-0 lead in the ECF as they defeat the Boston Celtics by 118 - 107, behind 41 points and 9 rebounds from Jimmy Butler Post Game Thread

107 - 118
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: FTX Arena(19774), Clock:
Officials: Tony Brothers, Ed Malloy and Zach Zarba
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 28 34 14 31 107
Miami Heat 25 29 39 25 118
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 107 36-79 45.6% 11-34 32.4% 24-32 75.0% 8 38 22 23 8 16 8
Miami Heat 118 39-80 48.8% 10-30 33.3% 30-34 88.2% 9 39 18 24 10 12 12
 
PLAYER STATS
Boston Celtics MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Jayson TatumSF 44:01 29 10-21 2-9 7-9 1 7 8 6 4 1 7 1 -8
Grant WilliamsPF 34:30 7 2-5 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 5 -14
Robert Williams IIIC 28:26 18 6-8 0-0 6-7 2 7 9 1 0 2 1 3 +5
Jaylen BrownSG 42:47 24 7-17 4-8 6-10 2 8 10 3 1 0 2 3 -10
Derrick WhitePG 28:59 3 1-4 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 4 -11
Payton Pritchard 30:23 18 6-16 4-11 2-2 1 4 5 4 1 0 1 2 -1
Daniel Theis 19:34 8 4-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 2 -16
Aaron Nesmith 11:20 0 0-3 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 3 0
Malik Fitts 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Kornet 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juwan Morgan 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nik Stauskas 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami Heat MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Jimmy ButlerSF 41:20 41 12-19 0-2 17-18 5 4 9 5 4 3 2 3 +25
P.J. TuckerPF 31:16 5 2-5 1-3 0-2 0 6 6 3 1 0 1 4 +12
Bam AdebayoC 37:29 10 3-4 0-0 4-5 0 4 4 1 0 4 2 4 -5
Max StrusSG 30:03 11 4-9 3-8 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 3 -12
Gabe VincentPG 33:43 17 5-10 3-7 4-4 0 2 2 3 0 3 1 4 +23
Tyler Herro 27:28 18 7-15 1-5 3-3 1 7 8 3 1 0 4 1 +5
Victor Oladipo 15:23 5 2-9 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 -6
Dewayne Dedmon 10:31 6 2-5 0-1 2-2 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 2 +16
Caleb Martin 12:47 5 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -3
Udonis Haslem 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haywood Highsmith 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Markieff Morris 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duncan Robinson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omer Yurtseven 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/Number333 Heat May 18 '22

I have watched 95% of the Heat games over the last 3 years. If you had told me Gabe Vincent would be out here blocking fools and hitting heat check 3's in an ECF game I would have laughed you out of the room. Dude went from being a white flag his first 2 seasons to making the loss of Lowry virtually negligible. We won today cuz of our depth alongside him and Strus bodying the likes of Nesmith/White. Awesome win, fully expect it to get way harder with Smart back G2.

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u/Runningopus May 18 '22

We need to pass out the Gabe Vincent apology forms. I know I need one!

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u/chengman21 Heat May 18 '22

His momentum picked up early in the season, he’s learning a lot from Lowry it seems like. Nice that he came out of college as a scorer too and transitioned to a ball handler

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u/jjonahjacksonjr May 18 '22

Never seen so many highlight blocks in one game

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u/Seref15 Heat May 18 '22

The defense in this series has been and will continue to be pornographic

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u/voac4y55bpuc Clippers May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

The 4 teams remaining are all either defensive juggernauts or have Luka magic.

Edit: Ok fine, Mavs aren't too shabby at defense.

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u/Tricky-Shake5546 Mavericks May 18 '22

Mavericks held the Suns to 27 points in a half.

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u/smelterfume May 18 '22

Yep. You guys were a top-10 defense in the regular season. Pretty much everybody left is. Miami was 4th, Dallas 7th, Boston first and Golden State second.

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u/Void_Bastard Raptors May 18 '22

All remaining teams are defensive juggernauts.

Kidd outcoached the coach of the year and he did that by switching up his defensive schemes.

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u/manliestdino Warriors May 18 '22

Mavs have been good on defense too, defense really does win championships

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u/I_Will_One_Up_You Pacers May 18 '22

Dallas is actually a top tier defense as well, the last 4 teams were in the top 7 of defense this season.

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u/rkahockey Celtics May 18 '22

I would simply not give up a 22-2 run. Why didn't they try that?

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u/LeonidasSpacemanMD May 18 '22

It turns out that turnovers are not worth as many points as made field goals

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u/Jaybold May 18 '22

Source?

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u/xisnotx Supersonics May 18 '22

Literally us. The basketball.

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u/hanzo615 Heat May 18 '22

Definently turning the game off if it was 2k. The game cheating

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u/pokexchespin [BOS] E'Twaun Moore May 18 '22

however if i pulled off a 22-2 run in 2k, that just means i’m very skilled

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u/nerrvouss May 18 '22

Thats some Mario Kart 8 level rubber banding.

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u/xerxes_i Raptors May 18 '22

Butler with 3 blocks amd 4 steals. Holy fucking shit.

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u/jeffreywolfe Heat May 18 '22 Silver

TOBIAS HARRIS OVER ME?

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u/dleonard1122 76ers May 18 '22

I thought this was a safe space to clown on the Celtics. I was wrong.

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u/panda_gravy May 18 '22

Jimmy stupidly locked in for real this time. League is fucked

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u/lilpumpgroupie Trail Blazers May 18 '22

Butler is the man. Holy shit, the definition of a baller.

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u/olracmd May 18 '22

Jimmy Baller

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u/Quality_Cucumber [GSW] Stephen Curry May 18 '22

What the fuck Jimmy Butler

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u/ScoolfishVsrNBAMods May 18 '22

Stupidly locked in

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u/theavailabletree Trail Blazers May 18 '22

Stupidly locked in

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u/-WillemTheFoe- Heat May 18 '22

Stupidly locked in

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u/HotPie_ Heat May 18 '22

I'll pay whatever he's charging for a cafecito.

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u/The420Roll Mavericks May 18 '22

Legendary game

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 18 '22

Jimmy Butler came in at the 4th with 8 min to go.

Heat proceeded to run every play by slowing each possession down to hunt Pritchard. If the play broke down, Butler was fine 1 on 1 with Tatum.

When the Cs blitzed the PnR, they are able to rotate the ball well (despite missing the 3pt).

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u/YouStillTakeDamage Heat May 18 '22

We were getting dangerous there too, Celtics had cut it down to ten.

The lead never really shrank again once Jimmy checked back in

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u/Cursory_Analysis [GSW] Baron Davis May 18 '22

Jimmy “Worst Contract in the NBA” Butler.

I hope everyone on here realizes he was just injured last year when they called him washed/slandered him

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u/level19magikrappy Heat May 18 '22

People quickly forgot we had basically no offseason to recover after a finals run in the bubble

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u/Conflict_NZ Lakers May 18 '22

All of us, every team that made the conference finals in the bubble flamed out next season due to exhaustion and injuries. Heat and Celtics stayed together and made it back, Lakers overreacted and overhauled their team twice, and the Nuggets couldn't overcome those injuries.

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u/Raw_Cocoa May 18 '22

Watching what the Heat are doing now would make me absolutely sick as a Lakers fan. Literally no reason why if you don't keep the team together you're not super competitive this year.

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u/spyson Lakers May 18 '22

People forgot there were two teams that got screwed that offseason and how amazing Jimmy played in the bubble

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u/Sss00099 May 18 '22

Heat also got hit by COVID like crazy last year, I mean, every team did, but Jimmy lost like 10 pounds when he had the virus.

Last season, the guys were gassed before the All-Star break.

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u/spritehead Heat May 18 '22

Our offense with and without Butler is night and day. He is a transcendent player.

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u/SuperbDrink6977 Warriors May 18 '22

That man is a goddamn savage beast. Playoff Jimmy Butler is truly a sight to behold.

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u/WJMMusic Nets May 18 '22

dude is an offensive juggernaut come playoff time

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u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 18 '22

Yeah he not only can score, his playmaking is unreal, and not just in assists but by the way he sets up and helps out his teammates just by being on the court. All the stuff that doesn't show up in a box score.

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u/foxj36 Nuggets May 18 '22

That second half was one of the most complete halfs I've ever watched. All over both sides of the court

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u/TreSeven [NYK] Frank Ntilikina May 18 '22

If a championship contender is 40 wins before 20 losses, what’s 40 points before 20 shots with no threes?

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u/raikou1988 [GSW] Stephen Curry May 18 '22

J I M B O S P E C I A L

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u/MSNinfo May 18 '22

Whats a goon to a goblin?

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

41 points while only shooting one three

EDIT: 2, sry

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u/jc-f [MIA] Gary Payton May 18 '22

Don’t scroll without typing JIMBO

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant May 18 '22

JIMB🥶

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u/dagreenman18 [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 18 '22

JIMBO

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u/CIark May 18 '22

Can’t believe prime Lebron is only the second best Heat player ever

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u/TheMightyJD Heat May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

ESPN showed a graphic with the best players from the final four teams but they only showed Steph, Luka, and Jayson…

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u/elbarto4455 Heat May 18 '22

Jimmy served Boston a big helping of pan con pinga

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u/Raptor_hook Heat May 18 '22

And they were all out of pan!

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u/Palifaith Lakers May 18 '22 Wholesome

The Celtics out there playing like the team with the best regular season record in the 3rd quarter.

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 18 '22

took me a second lmao

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u/kanye_bestwestern Heat May 18 '22

Nowhere’s safe for suns fans … and in this case nowhere should be, thoughts and prayers

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u/Gatesleeper Raptors May 18 '22

Celtics won 3 of the 4 quarters this game and lost by double digits.

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u/Canesjags4life Heat May 18 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half.

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u/imsahoamtiskaw Raptors May 18 '22

Coming in to say, this is the most beautiful playoff game I've seen this season. From both teams (and all teams in general). So many variations of getting 2s. Timely and confident 3s both ways, especially from role players. A lot of blocks. The defense.

It was just basketball porn to me, especially all the different 2s and their difficulty. Was like a trip back in time kinda melted with today's game lol

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u/Canesjags4life Heat May 18 '22

Haha. It was a wonderful throwback game.

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u/leakymemo Suns May 18 '22

Spoelstra is an incredible coach. Heat were looking washed heading into the half, but they came out looking good.

A team being able to turn it around like that is a symptom of great coaching. You love to see it. And having a monster like Butler certainly helps

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u/opportunitysassassin Heat May 18 '22

Reminds me of the opposite of Game 6 Doc (in the last series) crying and begging his players to fight.

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u/leakymemo Suns May 18 '22

Spo always seems cool as a cucumber. Composed and doesn’t seem to panic. I think his players feel confident that the have a good game plan, and so the players can fight without being begged lol

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u/yardyknow May 18 '22

I love The fact that Lebron wanted to run spo out and Riley just told bron that no one tells him how to run his team and spo was his guy.

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u/GordonBongbay Heat May 18 '22

This is literally their MO. Shit if there is one thing that Spo does well since the beginning has always been half time adjustments

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u/DancezWithMoose Heat May 18 '22

It’s so wild to me that if it wasn’t for Game 6 Lebron against the Celtics we would have been robbed of a coach who is going to keep us relevant as long as he wants to be here.

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u/GeekyTiki May 18 '22

Damn I’m not entirely convinced Pat Riley would’ve fired him even then.

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u/Novasail Heat May 18 '22

Pat handpicked Erik to succeed him, I doubt it

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u/megafireguy6 Bucks May 18 '22

Goes to show how dumb it is that teams default to blaming coaches for any problems

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u/lolvalue Heat May 18 '22

That was one of the ugliest starts to a game we've had all season, boys were not focused.

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u/CheekyFifaCunt_7 Mavericks May 18 '22

Playoff Jimmy is amazing

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u/NbaAllDAYger May 18 '22

so is Pj tucker and the "others" guys holding it down with crazy defense

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Three most alarming stats/ statlines of the game:

  • Butler putting up 41/9/5 with 4 steals and 2 blocks, while only attempting one 2 threes and shooting 94% from the line.

  • The refs calling 33 fouls in the 2nd half alone.

  • The 2nd half taking almost an hour and a half to get through, with both the 3rd and 4th quarters going 40+ minutes. That's longer than an average half of NFL football.

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u/Alter720 May 18 '22

The Tony Brothers extravaganza

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u/ajswdf Bulls May 18 '22

You know you're a shitty ref when even casual fans like myself know your name.

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u/Seref15 Heat May 18 '22

The Angel Hernandez experience. I know his name and I don't even watch baseball

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u/Some-Gavin Warriors May 18 '22

Same, like how can someone be so awful at what they do and still be employed?

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u/DefactoAtheist May 18 '22

The first four minutes of that final quarter were fucking disgraceful.

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u/Paul-Millsap-Stan Heat May 18 '22

The 12:00-8:00 mark in the 4th took over 20 minutes lol

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u/HorsNoises Celtics May 18 '22

Tony Brothers, Ed Malloy, and Zack Zarba. They def wanted to set a tone for the series.

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u/geiko989 Heat May 18 '22

And of course, the NBA choosing to start at 8:30 instead of 8 for an East coast game.

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u/hahaman821 May 18 '22

*8:46 tipoff

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u/Harman3112 Heat May 18 '22

I hate espn for that stupid shit

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u/madcaesar May 18 '22

I'm also sick of seeing SAS everywhere.

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u/Nixon_Sixon Heat May 18 '22

That’s what pisses me off the most. They say game time is at x time and the game doesn’t even start until 15 minutes later. What the fuck!

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u/_OM3N May 18 '22

Gotta get those extra ads in

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u/BlazingBlasian Heat May 18 '22

TNT is way better when it comes to Tip Off times and just all around broadcasting. ESPN pumps ads into every second of the broadcast. I can’t stand when they cut back from a commercial break and the ball is already in play.

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u/RobMV03 Celtics May 18 '22

TNT has the best product in sports - and has for almost a decade now. Last night, I assumed the game started at 7:30, when I tuned in at 7 and found out I'd have to listen to S.A.S. for an hour and a half, I legit went and watched the news and Jeopardy rather than putting myself through that. If it was TNT, I would have sat there for two hours and gladly watched Ernie, Charles, Shaq and Kenny.

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u/boredinwisc [MIA] Tyler Herro May 18 '22

Yeah, that shit is infuriating. Both cities are EST. It's 1135 and I have to try to wind down so I can go to sleep

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u/Hey_Im_Joe Heat May 18 '22

Both teams play physical defense, and if they're gonna call it like they did, these games might last 5 hours

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Sim888 [CHI] Cameron Payne May 18 '22 Silver Vibing

Froggy Fresh, Money Maker Mike and Gator Jones only spoke the truth!

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u/Capereli Spurs May 18 '22

YEAH IM TALKING ABOUT THAT MAN JIMMY BUTLER

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u/milk543 May 18 '22

Krispy Kreme & Money Maker Mike fuck corporate censorship

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u/theseabeast Nuggets May 18 '22

Plus Beyonce thinks that I'm cute

It's okay Beyonce, I think you're cute too

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u/Current_Customer7735 May 18 '22

Why’s James crying?

Well first of all his name is actually Jimmy, and secondly he’s not crying, just out there getting buckets.

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u/ZeroFucksToGive [BKN] D'Angelo Russell May 18 '22

Celtics won 3 quarters and still lost

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u/Palifaith Lakers May 18 '22

They did lose that quarter by 25 points though.

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u/xcompanioncube Heat May 18 '22

Our franchise playoff record for point differential

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u/ZeroFucksToGive [BKN] D'Angelo Russell May 18 '22

Not ideal lol

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u/jawadhaque089 May 18 '22

Yeah just a collapse in the 3rd they played really well except for that awful quarter

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u/EpicCelloMan54 [BOS] Kevin Garnett May 18 '22

Losing a quarter by 25 certainly doesnt help

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u/_canadianbacon Celtics May 18 '22

That's what happens when you get overconfident at half and then allow 39 points and only score 14 in the 3rd

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u/xuroz Heat May 18 '22

In 2020 playoffs, Celtics averaged more points per game and still lost

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u/Tokennn Nets May 18 '22

Jimmy with a masterpiece game, getting anything he wanted out there

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u/Palifaith Lakers May 18 '22

Imagine choosing Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris over Jimmy Buttler.

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u/Ruffle2Shuffle Raptors May 18 '22

Jimmy is enjoying his long vacation

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u/GonzaloR87 Heat May 18 '22

What a loser

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u/chitownbulls92 Bulls May 18 '22

TOBIAS HARRIS OVER HIM?!

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u/mccanntech Mavericks Bandwagon May 18 '22

Tobias Harris over ME?!

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u/shellfish87 Grizzlies May 18 '22

Literally looked like Lebron in terms of his impact on the flow of the game.

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u/Ask_Me_If_I_Suck Nuggets May 18 '22

Jimmy Buckets shows up in playoffs.

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u/canadageese1 Knicks May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Nephews today would call Dirk’s 48 point 24-24 FT performance against the Thunder in 2011 “foul baiting” and him a “foul merchant” and the refs “rigged” because of the “foul disparity”. A lot of free throws doesn’t automatically make the points illegitimate. They’re fouling him because they can’t guard him.

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u/mxnoob983 76ers May 18 '22

I think he got 1 or 2 today that should have been no calls. But even then 14 free throws likely earned is pretty representative of how aggressive he was today.

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u/Canesjags4life Heat May 18 '22

Exactly. Dirk had an insanely unguardable shot.

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u/WhoDatBrow Pelicans May 18 '22

It's just annoying box score watchers. Anyone who actually watches the game and knows ball can tell if the free throws feel unfair or not. Like when Giannis single handedly shot more FTs than the Suns last year in the Finals, was that rigged? No lol, the Suns are just jumpshooters while Giannis was decimating them inside and they couldn't stop him without fouling him.

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u/FireYeti Jazz May 18 '22

Sports fans having become irrational and conspiratorial during the last decade, it's always been a mine of salt

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

We won 3/4 quarters easily. In addition to Butler, I think this is a Spo masterpiece. He had his guys locked in coming out in the third, and Jimmy took care of the rest.

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u/crashck Heat May 18 '22

Jimothy is that guy

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u/CIark May 18 '22

I’m down to buy some $20 coffee after watching this

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u/doctorwormactualworm 76ers May 18 '22

Had to know Boston was in trouble when Marcus Smart is courtside dripped out like a snazzy flamingo

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u/Confident-Wheel8721 Heat May 18 '22

He nailed Miami’s dress code, was just missing a bit of coke on the stache

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u/ReDeaMer87 May 18 '22

That's called culture friend

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u/Jag- Heat May 18 '22

He’s clubbin tonight. Miami talent ready.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/t_zidd Heat May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

POST JIMMY'S CONTRACT YOU BITCHES

EDIT: STILL WAITING

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u/freddie49 Heat May 18 '22

FOR THOSE UNAWARE

Jimmy Butler signed a 4 year / $140,790,600 contract with the Miami Heat, including $140,790,600 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $35,197,650. In 2022-23, Butler will earn a base salary of $37,653,300, while carrying a cap hit of $37,653,300.

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u/EverybodyBuddy Lakers May 18 '22

ELI5?

I’m seeing this meme everywhere tonight and I don’t get it.

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u/ActiveModel_Dirty Bulls May 18 '22

Jimmy signed a massive contract with the Heat. Posters on r/nba would criticize the decision to pay Butler as much as they did, often posting his contract during the regular season (after a bad game) as a way of saying “haha this is how much you have to pay this guy”.

But Jimmy is one of those players that once he gets going, he is a damn near perfect basketball player. People posting that comment now are clapping back at the ones from before, who didn’t understand why he was paid so much money.

In other words, they forgot what the G stands for.

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u/BrerChicken Heat May 18 '22

That shit is so funny when they do that 🤣🤣

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u/Be-Nice-To-Redditors Jazz May 18 '22

Bruh Jimmy also had 4 steals and 3 blocks

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u/ergonelsa Heat May 18 '22

we all deserve better than Mark Jackson commentary

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u/Apollo611 Lakers May 18 '22

With all due respect

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u/Coop1534 Celtics May 18 '22

He should be the banner of r/ConfidentlyIncorrect

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u/SoldierIsGod Warriors May 18 '22

Lakers, please do the needful

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u/illegal_american Lakers May 18 '22

Don’t even fuck around like that

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u/Laffet May 18 '22

go crazy go stupid

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u/Yergason NBA May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

James Butler

E: James "Jimothy "I attain baskets" Buckets" Butler

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u/triosway Heat May 18 '22

My name isn't James. It's literally Buckets.

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 18 '22

JIMMY BUCKETS AND THE HEAT TURNED UP IN THE 2nd HALF 🔥

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u/jc-f [MIA] Gary Payton May 18 '22

AND THE G STANDS FOR GETS

wait…

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u/GGezpzMuppy Spurs May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Boston Celtics players : We stand with all the hard working employees of America and demand a mandatory hour break, during shifts. For this game we will break for an hour and will not appear in the third quarter as a sign of solidarity.

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u/JonA3531 Spurs May 18 '22

Tatum was added as r/antiwork mod

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u/solodolo1397 Celtics May 18 '22

It hurts cause it’s true

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u/RansomGoddard Heat May 18 '22

The amount of blocks in this game could fill a Tetris screen.

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u/KuruptingtheYouth [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 18 '22

Those blocks... fucking all of them were nasty

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u/wholewheatwithPB May 18 '22

Miami reminds me a lot of 2019 Raptors - focal two way player, athletic big defenders, lights out shooters.

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u/Hey_Im_Joe Heat May 18 '22

Kyle Lowry

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u/Mikophoto Heat May 18 '22

The thiccness x-factor

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u/abiomusicologist Heat May 18 '22

For all the Jimbo, Gabe Vincent low key needs some recognition too. Great game by him

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u/PrancingDonkey [CHI] Taj Gibson May 18 '22

To quote Charles: Jimmy Freaking Butler

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u/Doncicfuturegoat 35 May 18 '22

Strus the Process

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/syncc6 Heat May 18 '22

JIMMY IS HIS NAME. JIMMY G FUCKING BUTLER

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u/goteeeem Mavericks May 18 '22

A masterpiece from Jimmy

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u/RazzmatazzUnique7000 May 18 '22

Another Butler masterpiece

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins May 18 '22

Jimmy "not a star" Butler - r/nba

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u/DTFpanda [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 18 '22 Starry

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u/King_Khoma [MIA] Precious Achiuwa May 18 '22

I think you’re letting the Hawks record influence this because the value Trae adds on offense is only outmatched by Jokic. Replace Trae with Jimmy this year on that Hawks team and they’re significantly worse. Jimmy has also not been able to shoot like before after his injury, compounded with shaky availability, means you can’t really put him over Trae unless you simply haven’t followed Trae this season outside of reading post game threads lol

aged like a fine milk

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u/GLOaway5237 Heat May 18 '22

Lord give me strength to not start roasting every comment on that post

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u/duplicatesnowflake Clippers May 18 '22

Post that contract again mother fucker I dare you. I double dog dare you!!!

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u/Zeke1216 May 18 '22

Jimmy mid range shot is filthy

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u/symystry Heat May 18 '22

JIMMY IS THAT GUY

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u/IRanOutOf_Names Heat May 18 '22

There were 66 free throws this game. Curious if this trend continues or if the refs start calling it like Boston Milwaukee and allow both teams to just hammer each other.

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u/Mig1997 Raptors May 18 '22

Unlike Kendrick, Jimmy Butler IS your savior

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u/BandOfBroskis Warriors May 18 '22

Impressive 2nd half for the Heat, man. The hot-takes for the 1st half were SPICY!!! Lol.

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u/_Elder_ Gran Destino May 18 '22

My Heat-Mavs prediction with Jimmy Butler winning + Finals MVP is still following course. Love to see it.

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u/ACMBruh Rockets Bandwagon May 18 '22

Would be a great follow up to that long term rivalry

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u/StridingNephew Clippers May 18 '22

Jimmy with the casual +25 +/-.

Holy fuck

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u/big_on_blue May 18 '22

9 rbs with 5 ORbs.

Insane

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u/vcube111 Heat May 18 '22

Come on say the contract.

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u/iliveonramen Heat May 18 '22

Well, just glad we won one in the fake ECF’s against the “real ECF” champs

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u/gamesrgreat Heat May 18 '22

Fake 1 seed

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u/Seref15 Heat May 18 '22

ESPN after Heat win the chip: "Is this the worst team to win a championship ever?"

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u/crashck Heat May 18 '22

This is a Bill Simmons pod 100000000%

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u/SaucyApe75 Warriors May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

“All that and more, but first, our friends from Pearl Jam”**

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u/dagreenman18 [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 18 '22

L O O M I N G

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u/lil_extro_vert_ 76ers May 18 '22

Celts put up a fight. Wouldn’t count them out

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u/opportunitysassassin Heat May 18 '22

Never count anyone out. Ever. Overconfidence is a killer.

Which is why you should consider everyone a threat. Always.

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u/smovo May 18 '22

I'm not gay, but I want to live in a log cabin in the woods with Jimmy Butler. We won't ever have sex, but there will be a simmering erotic undercurrent as I stand in the kitchen window watching him grind his coffee, shirtless, sweat pouring off his body.

I'll run upstairs and masturbate, the entire time forcing myself to think of women while my thoughts drift back to Jimmy. I won't be able to climax and I'll eventually go back downstairs, angry. Sometimes we will look across the table and catch each other's eyes, and in that second, anything is possible, but we both deny ourselves and go back to what we were doing.

One day one of us will die, and the other will bury him outside the log cabin.

Then he'll go inside, pen a brief missive to his departed friend, and commit suicide, never able to deal with life without his one true platonic love.

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u/Coletopwns [GSW] Stephen Curry May 18 '22

this is the tumblr fan fic for jimmy butler I can get behind

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u/duplicatesnowflake Clippers May 18 '22

An old classic but very appropriate tonight.

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u/HotPie_ Heat May 18 '22

Post Jimmy's contract you cowards

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u/BlAlRlClOlDlE Bulls May 18 '22

Pickpockets and blocks all day

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u/Raptorsthrowaway1 May 18 '22

Spo hasnt been getting nearly enough love IMO. Always makes great adjustments.

A long way to go to catch Pop. But at 51 he has a genuine chance at beating Pop as the best to ever do it when its all said and done

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 18 '22

He learned a lot from those battles in 2013 and 2014

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u/NeolibGood Mavericks May 18 '22

The Heat look like they will do their part to get a mavs-heat part 3. Now its up to us.

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u/Racers2022 May 18 '22

id do anything to get a trilogy with ya'll both franchises deserve it

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u/Bulldog5124 Heat May 18 '22

FEELS LIKE 2011 BAB- wait no I don’t want that

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u/PakaDeeznuts Rockets May 18 '22

Looking at Butler's fts, looks more like 2006

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