Miami Heat’ star carried his team to a 111-103 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
“We’ve been saying it this entire series: it’s not finished yet,'” Butler – who had 47 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and four steals on 16-29 shooting from the field, 4-8 shooting from three, and 11-11 shooting from the line – said after the game, via ESPN.
“We got Game 7 at the crib.”
“The Crib” of course referring to FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.
Kyle Lowry was the Heat’s second highest scorer with 18 points on 5-14 shooting.
Jayson Tatum led all Celtics’ scorers with 30 points on 9-12 shooting; however he also had seven turnovers, three more than any other Celtics’ player.
Marcus Smart (1-9) and Al Horford (1-6) combined to shoot a dismal 2-15 from three.
The winner of Game 7 will go on to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.