Celtics vs Heat: Jimmy Butler's electric performance has fans calling him 'most clutch dude in the league'

If there was disappointment that was expressed by Boston fans, Butler was soaking in the praises, something that was due for some time


                            Celtics vs Heat: Jimmy Butler's electric performance has fans calling  him 'most clutch dude in the league'
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat (Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler was the man for Miami Heat on Thursday, September 17, as they pipped the Boston Celtics 106-101. His defense was spot on and his transition creation opportunities were on full display as the Heat stormed back into the game despite the Celtics stretching a 17-point lead. The turnaround was sudden and electric as Miami went on a 20-4 run in the third quarter and led by seven points ahead of the final quarter. If there was disappointment that was expressed by Boston fans, Butler was soaking in the praises, something that was due for some time.

NBA writer, Tom Haberstroh said "Jimmy Butler, most clutch dude in the league"



 

 

"This has to be one of the most underrated Heat teams ever, cuz at the start of the season when they did that sign & trade for Jimmy Butler, nobody in the media or anyone except Pat Riley and his circle would’ve thought they would be on the verge to be finals bound...." read one of the comments.



 

 

Here's one where Jimmy Butler became John McClane. "Like that scene from Die Hard where Karl's angry that John McClane, who killed his brother, escaped and smashed his rifle on a garbage can...and Holly McClane said, "Only John can make someone that crazy"..........thats what Jimmy Butler and the Heat are doing to ths Celtics."



 

 

There was no doubt about Butler's skill as one of the fans reckoned he would instantly turn the team into a potential playoff side. "Jimmy Butler been certified since Chicago days. Every team he gets placed on he’s make an instant playoff contender. This Heat team is just constructed EXTREMELY well."



 

 

"Jimmy Butler defying odds in a league of his own. 1 loss in this year's entire playoff run so far and he's defeated bubble Warren, Giannis and now has a 2-0 lead over the Celtics! It would be crazy and entertaining if Miami played the Lakers in the finals," read one of the tweets.



 

 

Talking to ESPN's Rachel Nichols, “We like to make it hard on ourselves,” Butler said. "We like being down double digits and being the comeback kids.” The Heat is now just two wins from reaching the NBA Finals. For the Heat, Bam Adebayo scored  21 points and 10 rebounds, Dragic and Duncan Robinson chipped in with 25 and 18 points respectively. For one of the fans, it was just fun to see the Heat playing the way they are. "I’ve really enjoyed these #NBAPlayoffs ...I’ve loved watching the @MiamiHEAT play! Their ball movement, perseverance, & hustle plays are great to see!" he tweeted.



 

 

Game 3 is slated for Saturday, September 19.

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