Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is still highly confident that his team can come back and turn around a 3-1 defecit to the LA Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Butler has praised his team’s mental toughness all season long, and it has especially come through in the bubble playoffs.
In fact, the Heat as a team have carried that chip on their shoulder as a source of pride.
It is a shared philosophy between Butler and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who will not be panicking anytime soon.
They are just that good at blocking the noise from the outside world.
“It’s going to stay high, I’m going to make sure it stays high because it’s going to be at an all-time high to get this next win,” Butler said of his team’s confidence going into Game 5.
Luckily for Miami, the Heat will get an additional day off with Game 5 not be slated until Friday night.
It will serve as a great mental and physical break for the team, especially with their injuries to Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic.
Bam Adebayo returned in Game 4, but according to him, he is “still not 100 percent.”
The extra day will also give Miami hope that Goran Dragic will also be available for Game 5.
Dragic has been dealing with a torn left plantar fascia suffered in Game 1.
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat look to fend off elimination in Game 5 as the Lakers look to clinch their 17th title.