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Jimmy Butler Responds in the 4th, Heat Go up 2-0 Over Boston

Jimmy Butler, Grant Williams
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, center left, has words with Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams, center right, during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Boston, Friday, May 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

It was a game that many expected the Celtics to win after dropping game 1 at home to the Heat and for a while it seemed like they would indeed get the win and tie the series at 1 game a piece heading back to Miami, but Jimmy Butler had other plans.

After his instant iconic face off moment with the Celtics Grant Williams, Jimmy and the Heat went on a 24-9 run to close out the game and go back to Miami up 2-0 and two wins away from advancing to their 7th NBA finals.

It should also be said that it took more than an instant classic Jimmy Butler moment to propel the Heat to their first ever 2-0 series lead after starting a series on the road, Bam Adebayo added 22 points and a monster 17 rebounds along with a playoff career high 25 points from Caleb Martin.

Game 3 in Miami is set for 8:30 on Sunday night as the Heat will hope to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

In the meantime, here’s some more highlights from game 2.