TheMiami Heatand the Boston Celtics battled it out in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Final series, with the Heat taking another win at TD Garden.
Miami is now ready to end this series at home against a Celtics team that didn t have a response to Jimmy Butler in the fourth quarter.
During this period, Butler found extra motivation (as if he needed it) and went off on the Celtics.
The veteran swingman butted heads with Grant Williams after making a tough bucket on him, and the two went in each other s faces, barking at one another and sending fans into a frenzy.
Jimmy Butler and Grant Williams.
Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 20, 2023
Everybody had something to say about this, some blaming Williams as the reason why his team lost this game and others saying this incident made Jimmy Butler look more like Michael Jordan.
GG Celtics lost, they gave jimmy a reason
Eduardo (@EduardoVHuerta) May 20, 2023
Grant Williams is the last person to be talking
Rockets never broke again (@NBAWaljuwon2) May 20, 2023
I liked Jimmy Butler before
I LOVE HIM NOW!!!
Grant Williams is all talk and flop, no game
kdenton (@KevinDenton32) May 20, 2023
This is playoff basketball but plz don t try Jimmy Jordan
NaDeXe (@NadeGrinds) May 20, 2023
After this sequence ended, Williams and Butler kept competing, and the latter took things personally, attacking his defender every time he drove to the basket and taunting Williams whenever he had a chance.
The Heat went on a big run to close out this game while the Celtics didn t have a response for Butler.
Jayson Tatum had a good game, but once again he underperformed during the fourth quarter.
Jaylen Brown didn t do much to help his team, and curiously, Grant Williams was the one trying to respond to Butler down the stretch.
In the end, none of that worked and Miami is now up 2-0 against the Celtics.
They re going back home now, set to win the next two games and make it to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.