Butler, Heat seize the moment, win Game 6 to send series back to Miami for Game 7
Jimmy Butler wanted this game the most and he was the best player by far on the court tonight. The Celtics didn't get their act together until the 4th quarter, and only caught up because of a tremendous stretch by Derrick White (22 points on the night), but Butler and the Heat owned the final minutes.
Boston did its thing of missed free throws, turnovers, bad possessions, and complaining to the refs. Now they will have to win Game 7 in Miami on Sunday if they want to make the Finals for the first time in 12 years and not be known as choke artists.
Jayson Tatum scored 30, but Butler had 47 on the night. Jaylen Brown scored a measly 2 points in the second half. The final score was Heat 111, Celtics 103.
Udoka says Celtics didn't match the intensity of Jimmy Butler. #facts
Tip your hat to Butler. He won this game for Miami and wanted it the most.