r/nba The Splash Brothers! May 28 '22 Silver 3 Helpful 2 Wholesome 4 Take My Energy 2 To The Stars 1 Beating Heart 2

[Post Game Thread] The Miami Heat (3-3) force a game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals as they defeat the Boston Celtics by (3-3) 111 - 103, behind 47 PTS/9 REB/8 AST/4 STL from Jimmy Butler Post Game Thread

111 - 103
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: TD Garden(19156), Clock:
Officials: Courtney Kirkland, Zach Zarba and Eric Lewis
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Miami Heat 29 19 34 29 111
Boston Celtics 22 24 29 28 103
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Miami Heat 111 36-78 46.2% 15-35 42.9% 24-25 96.0% 11 37 25 27 10 17 2
Boston Celtics 103 32-72 44.4% 11-33 33.3% 28-31 90.3% 6 34 22 28 10 17 4
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Miami Heat +13 7 34 22 13
Boston Celtics +4 8 38 23 14
 
TEAM LEADERS
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Miami Heat 47 Jimmy Butler 9 Jimmy Butler 10 Kyle Lowry
Boston Celtics 30 Jayson Tatum 9 Jayson Tatum 5 Al Horford
 
PLAYER STATS
HEAT MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jimmy ButlerSF 45:56 16-29 4-8 11-11 3 6 9 8 4 1 1 1 +8 47
P.J. TuckerPF 24:39 3-4 2-2 3-4 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 5 +9 11
Bam AdebayoC 41:03 3-6 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 2 1 0 4 1 +12 6
Max StrusSG 34:18 5-12 3-8 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 6 +9 13
Kyle LowryPG 36:51 5-14 4-9 4-4 0 4 4 10 1 1 2 6 +2 18
Caleb Martin 12:02 2-4 1-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 3 3 -9 5
Gabe Vincent 17:22 0-2 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 +3 2
Duncan Robinson 5:23 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -6 0
Victor Oladipo 22:23 2-6 1-4 4-4 1 4 5 0 1 0 1 0 +12 9
Dewayne Dedmon 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Udonis Haslem 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haywood Highsmith 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Markieff Morris 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omer Yurtseven 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CELTICS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jayson TatumSF 45:12 9-12 4-7 8-8 1 8 9 4 2 1 7 4 -6 30
Al HorfordPF 32:51 1-8 1-6 0-0 2 7 9 5 0 0 3 4 -14 3
Robert Williams IIIC 26:21 5-7 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 -7 12
Jaylen BrownSG 41:07 6-13 1-3 7-9 2 4 6 5 3 0 4 6 -9 20
Marcus SmartPG 40:25 4-15 1-9 5-5 1 3 4 3 1 0 2 4 -12 14
Grant Williams 17:20 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5 +4 2
Derrick White 32:55 7-14 4-7 4-5 0 3 3 5 3 1 0 4 +5 22
Payton Pritchard 3:33 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0
Aaron Nesmith 0:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malik Fitts 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Kornet 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juwan Morgan 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nik Stauskas 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Theis 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/StayWoke2DaTriangle Raptors May 28 '22

That fadeaway at the buzzer Jimmy hit with 40 seconds left was ice fucking cold. Cherry on top of what was already a fantastic performance with the season on the line.

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u/thepriceisonthecan Nets May 28 '22

If they win game 7 that shot is in promos for years

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u/CIark May 28 '22

Imagine if the Celtics really made it past KD and Giannis only to get bounced by Jimmy Butler

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u/btlsrvc23 May 28 '22

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi NBA May 28 '22

Like father, like son.

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u/PatchAFC Celtics May 28 '22

Name a more iconic duo than the Celtics and a Heat Superstar playing out of his mind in a ECF Game 6 at the garden with a 3-2 lead. Pain.

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u/clear831 Heat May 28 '22

I am not trying to rub this in, just saw it on sportscenter. Heat facing elimination against the Celtics, Butler 47 points, Wade 46 points, LBJ 45 points. Thats just insane

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u/farts_in_the_breeze Celtics 29d ago

I think two of three of those reference a championship season.

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u/Shiva- Supersonics 29d ago

I like where this is going, we can still make that 3/3 reference.

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u/weoutchea2400 Heat May 28 '22

My favorite kinda duo

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u/mMounirM Raptors May 28 '22

Despite the win, Bam reaaaally needs to be stepping up. what the hell is he doing. Butler isn't gonna score 40+ points every game

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u/Shadow5ive May 28 '22

100%. Bam looks terrified to shoot. He gets a clear run to the basket, looks, hesitates, and passes out. Has he always done this?

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u/lemonpepperlarry May 28 '22

Yes…it’s disgustingly infuriating

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u/freddie49 Heat May 28 '22

Hilarious now that you mention it - Bam is the polar opposite of Whiteside, where Spo would literally call a timeout to congratulate Whiteside for passing out of the paint because he would try to take it to the basket or go for a floater every single time he got the ball. Bam is getting the ball and immediately looks for a handoff

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u/Devilsbullet Heat May 28 '22

Yup. It is who he is. Out of ten games or so played you'll get one monster offensive game from him where he's hunting his shot, and then it's back to passivity. Averaged 19 ppg but realistically he's a 15ppg guy that drops random 30+ bombs

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u/louderpastures May 28 '22

Even the 19 ppg is heavily gets 5-10 points in 1st quarter from a few 'get the big fella the ball' plays/lack of attention to detail from opposing team defense, then he disappears until the 4th quarter when he starts benefitting from doubles on Jimmy/defensive desperation to get 4-6 points. I legit expect the under on 4 points from him in from the start of the 2nd to the 3/4 mark in the 4th.

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u/pestobar127 Heat May 28 '22

i remember a game against the clips this season where bam scored 20 in the first quarter. I thought he was gonna go for 50 that game and he didn't score again after that lmao

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u/Devilsbullet Heat May 28 '22

Like I said, it's realistic that we can rely on him for 15 a game with random 25-35 point outliers lol. It's not like Jimmy or Tyler(at least in the regular season) where we could pretty reliably get 19-21 points out of them, with a handful of stinkers and great games

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u/dnvncntdln May 28 '22

Bam looks like he’s afraid of banging bodies with Horford and Williams. He should be taking advantage of that. Robert Williams loves blocks and he will absolutely bite on pump fakes. Bam needs to take advantage of that, but he’s probably afraid of getting hit hard.

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u/Maydietoday Heat May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

He tends to turn in to a weenie offensively vs equal or bigger size. Only thing I don’t like about him.

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u/Mr_Unbiased May 28 '22

Butler: "Hold my coffee"

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u/GOAT-of-a-Nerd Warriors May 28 '22

A foul was called every 52 seconds this game…thanks refs

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u/ACMBruh Rockets Bandwagon May 28 '22

Made for miserable viewing

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u/idroled Celtics May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

My family who did not care for basketball actively hated basketball by the end of this based on the fouls

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u/alee33 May 28 '22

My wife has been watching the playoffs with me this year for the first time. I am a Celtics fan and this series she has grabbed her phone or left the room constantly compared to every other series I have made her watch. She just said "this isn't even a little fun to watch". Thanks NBA for ruining this for me 🤣

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u/Devoidoxatom Warriors Bandwagon May 28 '22

Refs ruining marriages at this point

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u/mendellbaker May 28 '22

The entire playoffs have been brutal and I’m a fan. But these playoffs haven’t converted a single person, be it mismatches or number of whistles.

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u/ACMBruh Rockets Bandwagon May 28 '22

Yes I'm at my parents house and as it ended people became bored by the refball. It's so tired

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u/thegoodbadandsmoggy Raptors May 28 '22

‘Babe is the game almost done?’

‘Yeah just 50 seconds left’

45 minutes later

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 28 '22

This comment has been called for a foul

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u/JZ_the_ICON Heat May 28 '22

Review for a flagrant

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u/Tatumisthegoat Celtics May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

Jimmy Butler was taking over and the refs were like “nah we gonna be the ones with the biggest impact on this one”

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u/itlynstalyn Warriors May 28 '22

I don’t know about you but I specially tune in to watch the refs.

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 28 '22

17 fouls in the 4th quarter alone wtf.

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u/odhisub123 Heat May 28 '22

You felt it to. There were like 3 good calls this game lol

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u/FlagrantTwo Knicks May 28 '22

didn't think jimmy had another game like this in him to carry the heat to game seven. played the entire second half. what a legendary performance on the road.

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u/goli14 May 28 '22

He had done that before also. I think one he played almost the whole game against Lebron.

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u/BlazeBloom [POR] Eric Maynor May 28 '22

Boston only missed three FTs. Unfortunately, two of those were by Jaylen Brown at the worst possible time which shifted the momentum towards the Celtics’ downfall. Not to mention the offensive foul…

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u/Arsenal_Analysis May 28 '22

Weird what you can and can’t review down the stretch

Good defensive play for Oladipo tho

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u/NoShameInternets Celtics May 28 '22

I’ve seen refs review last touch out of bounds, how did they not give that one back to the Celtics?

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u/anon_mouse82 Warriors May 28 '22

They are no longer allowed to review out of bounds calls in the last two minutes. It can only be instigated by a challenge. I know this because of a ridiculous call at the end of Warriors/ Grizzlies game 2

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u/JayKane123 76ers May 28 '22

That's like the stupidest rule change I've ever heard.

You HAVE to be able to change a call then.

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u/anon_mouse82 Warriors May 28 '22

I agree. A lot of people (JVG especially) were whining about how the reviews were taking too long at the end of games. So the NBA changed the rules to keep things moving.

But… it’s actually pretty important to get those calls right at the end of the game.

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u/Cudi_buddy Kings May 28 '22

Problem isn’t the review. It’s the amount of time it takes for them to review a simple call.

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u/Some-Gavin Warriors May 28 '22

No no no no no, reviewing calls like that would make the game take too long!

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u/DeeOhMm May 28 '22

ESPN media taking an all-time L after their hideous bias today.

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u/LeonidasSpacemanMD May 28 '22

Dawg it was fucking crazy, they basically started breaking down the warriors Celtics final lol I’d look up every once in a while and there’d seriously be a graphic of those two logos side by side as if it was decided

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u/Baseball12229 29d ago

This sub was doing the exact same shit.

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u/cuttino_mowgli NBA May 28 '22

Fuck 'em I only listen to Lowe, Legler and Scott. Everyone else are garbage to me.

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u/Tokennn Nets May 28 '22

Masterclass performance from Jimmy buckets, but HOLY FUCK the refs are complete ass

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u/Zloggt Bulls May 28 '22

“How many FTs? Is this a charge? I don’t see no call to make…”

Not sure if it’ll get any better at Game 7…

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u/odnamAE Lakers May 28 '22

If they don’t call anything at all, it would probably be better than this

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u/klydon24 Heat May 28 '22

If they call nothing then PJ will probably have the time of his life

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u/spooks152 Heat May 28 '22

It seemed like the refs would go on runs on whistling then let one team not get calls for minutes at a time

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u/Shazam_414 Trail Blazers May 28 '22

Glad I’m not the only one who felt this one. One minute the Celtics were “fouling” like crazy. The next the Heat were and the Celtics weren’t, even though neither team was playing different lmao

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u/HoorayPizzaDay Celtics May 28 '22

My thoughts exactly, it was infuriating. It looked like they wanted a close game down the stretch, controlling offensive momentum with the whistle. But then the last 5 minutes was all free throws? What a frustrating game.

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u/Chris13Haughey Heat May 28 '22 Silver

That out of bounds call on Jimmy was legit one of the worst I've ever seen lol

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u/PeterGarces [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

The fact that we have to ask, "Which one?" pretty much says everything you need to know about this game

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u/Goalnado [TOR] OG Anunoby May 28 '22

White full on slapping PJ Tuckers bald head and the refs missing it was pretty great

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u/MrGrieves- Tampa Bay Raptors May 28 '22

slaps PJ Tucker's head

This baby can fit so many fouls in it.

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u/OutlookNotGood Heat May 28 '22

Also that offensive foul they called on Tatum for extending his arm and on the replay his arm was glued to his own side lmao.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 28 '22

I have noticed Tatum does that arm extension a lot, evem Celtics fans have pointed it out.

But that is not one of them lol.

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u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 28 '22

That's like the moving screen they called on Bam that was borderline when they ignore the blatant ones. Maddening

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 28 '22

Bro the refs caused this game to go 20 extra minutes tonight lol. It was 11:10 Eastern when there were less than 2 minutes left in the game, and it took almost 20 minutes to finish it off.

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u/DrunkBucksFan Bucks May 28 '22

Draymond: “We’re gonna play Boston!”

Jimmy: “Fuck you.”

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u/AirJordan6124 Celtics May 28 '22

You knew he was playing mind games with that statement

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u/DrunkBucksFan Bucks May 28 '22

He’s sitting at home laughing knowing he doesn’t care who they play lmao

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 28 '22

But he definitely wants the series to go to 7

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u/Phillyfreak5 76ers May 28 '22

Of course. More rest for the warriors. They get a few players back in the finals. And the Heat/Celtics are on less rest.

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

Draymond knew exactly what he was doing.

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u/IsThisMe8 Warriors May 28 '22

Draymond just trying to get them to a game 7. 4d chess move.

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u/Xlrator21 Trail Blazers May 28 '22

Honestly I feel like the Warriors match up better against the Heat than the Celtics.
But really their ideal scenario is to play the more injured team.

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u/ACMBruh Rockets Bandwagon May 28 '22

Jimmy Butler take a bow man. referees I wish you diarrhea for eternity. Took away from a fun game from both sides

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u/mrwhite2323 Heat May 28 '22

Refs actually bringing celtics and heat fans together

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u/Tatumisthegoat Celtics May 28 '22

Celtics Heat

               🤝

    Fuck Zack Zarba

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u/mrwhite2323 Heat May 28 '22

Everyone talks about foster and tony brother

But uve always hated Zarba

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u/SnooPuppers2210 Nets May 28 '22

PJ asked for 50 and Jimmy Buckets delivered

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers May 28 '22

We just watched some zebras try to ruin one of the greatest individual playoff performances of all time.

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u/coolycooly Timberwolves May 28 '22

How can the NBA watch this and be ok with their refs

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u/kekbin Pelicans May 28 '22

that reffing duo is just lethal

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u/MrAmazinn [OKC] Russell Westbrook May 28 '22

We’re lucky, in the future we get to tell our grandkids what it was like to witness peak incompetence

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 28 '22

4th quarter went nearly 50 minutes and it wasn't even the first time it happened in this series.

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u/8_bw Celtics May 28 '22

Both teams had reasons to be mad at calls all night. Like actually flat out objectively incorrect stuff. High school level missed calls all game

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u/clear831 Heat May 28 '22

Absolutely agree, like the Dipo block that was called a foul and then the Tatum push off that was called a foul? Neither were a foul clear as day. Then they had to review if a player that was standing 2 feet outside of the restricted zone was in the restricted zone? Refs are fucking ass

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u/Brochacho27 [MIA] James Posey May 28 '22

That restricted zone review had me rolling lol.

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u/sixtyninetailedfox Celtics May 28 '22

fucking embarrassing honestly

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u/Devilsbullet Heat May 28 '22

No lies there.

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

The last 5 minutes of the officiating were suspect as fuck for BOTH sides

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u/theatrics_ Warriors May 28 '22

Refs probably got a bonus for it

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u/OMellito NBA May 28 '22

Half of the fouls in the NBA wouldn't even be noticed in a normal ballgame, completely kills any momentum or tension that the game has if you stop every possession, not to mention the difference in fouls between teams in the same game and NBAs history with matchfixing.

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u/rjcarr Supersonics May 28 '22

Agreed, so many baby fouls on these supreme elite athletes. Like they can't take a touch to their hip when they're driving to the basket? Really? What's weird is the game is super physical when not shooting, say for loose balls and getting rebounding position, but if you touch any part of a player when shooting, even if it doesn't affect the shot, it's a foul. It makes no sense.

I watched quite a few FIBA games during the olympics and that is called so much better. Not perfect, of course, but the game isn't interrupted every 25 seconds for some unnoticeable and inconsequential foul.

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u/PrancingDonkey [CHI] Taj Gibson May 28 '22

Regardless of who won, I think we can all agree that was an all around shit job by the refs.

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u/Kevon-Looneys-burner Warriors May 28 '22 Silver

Mama there goes that whistle

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u/catscanmeow Raptors May 28 '22

can we take a moment to appreciate derrick white who was born without cheekbones is playing in the conference finals

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u/PoolePartyVIP Warriors May 28 '22

He has cheekbones but they are on his forehead

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u/comebyforpie San Francisco Warriors May 28 '22

He doesn't have a forehead he has an eighthead

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u/ungrateful_dead1 Heat May 28 '22

Man Derrick white was hittin everything. Even his hairline hit a step back 🔥

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u/Cubacane May 28 '22

You ever seen him without the headband? Looks like his hair is trying to sneak up on him from behind.

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u/rjcarr Supersonics May 28 '22

He's just balding, right? I noticed they showed him walking to the locker room after the game and he took the headband off and was trying to quickly pull all his hair forward.

Balding sucks. It takes a good year before you really accept it, and it's pretty traumatic, but he'll get over it. It helps to be rich.

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u/stumblebreak_beta NBA May 28 '22
  • averages 35 a game first 2 games

  • Scores 27 total the next 3 games

  • Scores 47 in game six

  • Refuses to elaborate

  • Leaves for Miami and game 7

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u/OMellito NBA May 28 '22

The dude was and probably is playing injured. If there is one player that will play until he physically can't walk it is Jimmy.

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u/jstarlee Heat May 28 '22

Almost 46 min in this game. Man is gonna die on the court if you allow it.

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u/lazydictionary Celtics May 28 '22

Load management

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u/minnyman2011 Bulls May 28 '22

Froggy Fresh, Money Maker Mike, and Gator Jones sends their regards

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u/WJLax15 May 28 '22

Wtf that was a major nostalgia hit, cant believe I almost forgot about the goat Froggy Fresh

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u/Beneficial_Pomelo_61 May 28 '22

People don’t know about money maker mike anymore. Nephews the lot of them.

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u/Next-Firefighter-753 Thunder May 28 '22

Bam Adebayo: dribble hand off merchant

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u/blarf_farker Warriors May 28 '22

Breaking: Draymond Green released his Game 7 prediction, "I predict a soft touchy feely dainty game. Neither of these teams are capable of playing a bruising, physical style of smash-mouth basketball for all 48 minutes."

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u/Apollo611 Lakers May 28 '22

Refs ruined the only good game of the series

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

Zach Zarba legacy game

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u/Palifaith Lakers May 28 '22

Draymond Green writting off the Heat in his podcast to motivate Jimmy and Co. to at least force a game 7. Big brain move right there.

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u/sriracha82 May 28 '22

On his pod he said he picked Boston because every player on the Heat is injured lol

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u/quite_certain Supersonics May 28 '22

He didn't realize that Spoelstra's got Senzu beans

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u/GimmeSomeCovfefe Heat May 28 '22

I don’t know what’s going on with all the DBZ references I’ve been seeing lately, but I’m all for it.

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u/quite_certain Supersonics May 28 '22

Ball is life.

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u/HokageEzio Knicks May 28 '22

What Spoelstra said about Jimmy in the bubble is absolutely true. That's a champion before he's a champion. I don't know who wins the series, but Jimmy is playing his damn heart out.

Legendary performance.

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u/GusBus14 Hawks May 28 '22

Idc if he's not a champion. He's got the championship DNA for sure, and really that whole team was. That was such an impressive performance by Miami with how beat up they are and how the last two games had gone.

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u/ThanosIsDoomfist Celtics May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

I been trying to say this shit wasnt over but it was everyones collective effort to jinx the shit out of the Celtics

Onto game 7

E: lmao, all yall jinxing harder now I hate yall fam 💀

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u/klydon24 Heat May 28 '22

TBF we looked like a lottery team the last 2 games

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u/crrider Heat May 28 '22

Yeah, it's pretty understandable. Obviously glad they turned it around though

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u/racharya55 Warriors May 28 '22

No one thought Jimmy was healthy after the last 2. Guess he was just powering up

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u/jspsfx NBA May 28 '22

Every podcast i listened to today was bemoaning the formality of this game like "ohhh the celtics will win just get it over with"

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u/americanbeaver Bucks May 28 '22

Thinking Basketball really tried to say if he was forming an All-Playoff team he'd take Al "three points, three turnovers" Horford over Joel Embiid. People were bonkers high on the Celtics.

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u/klankthompson Warriors May 28 '22

It’s working!

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u/maverickhistorian May 28 '22

Draymond motivated the heat like crazy

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 28 '22

For good reason. The real winners tonight are Golden State. Whoever they face gets fuckall rest after a brutal seven-game slugfest

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u/Hail_The_Motherland May 28 '22

Yep, both teams were GASSED. Game 7 is going to be a blood bath

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u/Apollo611 Lakers May 28 '22

It’s crazy how many people thought the Celtics won this series and it was 3-2 lol

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u/FatMittens Supersonics May 28 '22

Draymond knew exactly what he was doing

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u/metagory NBA May 28 '22

Draymond won both conference finals..

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u/JinterIsComing Celtics May 28 '22

Inspire the Heat to play out of their minds, force Game 7, and whoever wins in the end is worn and torn down for next Thursday at GS. He knew exactly what the hell he was doing.

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u/no_more_jokes Bulls May 28 '22

He wants the heat

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u/RiceyPricey Heat May 28 '22

The amount of times I saw Warriors fans congratulating the Celtics for making the finals this year when the series was tied 2-2, let alone 3-2 was fucking wild lmao

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u/ZionephewObeseiamson USA May 28 '22

You should thank them. They were 100000% trying to jinx and it worked.

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u/Austincow Warriors May 28 '22 Silver

Celtics winning game 7 for sure, there is literally no way they would lose. Heat is outmatched in every way, have significant injuries and a butler with bum knee. There is no way Celtics lose. There is no Celtics lose. There is no way Celtics lose. There is no way Celtics lose.

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u/ThanosIsDoomfist Celtics May 28 '22

Lmao fuck off

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u/Jonna09 Warriors May 28 '22

It’s destiny. It just can’t not happen. Tatum has to receive the LBECFMVP trophy from the great Larry Bird himself.

Imagine how embarrassing it would be if it instead went to Butler?

No…just can’t happen…*muttering to self and shaking head

Celtics have to win.

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u/KingPotus Warriors May 28 '22

THERE IS NO WAY THE CELTICS LOSE.

As Draymond said, WE KNOW WE’RE PLAYING THE CELTICS 🪄🧙

Lmao

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u/pjdog Heat May 28 '22

This feels disrespectful somehow even though you're jynxing in favor of us

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u/Austincow Warriors May 28 '22

We just match up better with you guys, that’s all

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u/thatsinsaneletstryit 76ers May 28 '22

lets dispel with this notion that draymond doesnt know what hes doing

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u/ZionephewObeseiamson USA May 28 '22

He knows exactly what he's doing

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u/Leontiy_Berezovsky Celtics May 28 '22

We once again lost a game because we stopped moving the ball, which was working, to slow down the game and play iso ball for Tatum. It's a mistake we have been making for years and it seems like everytime it bites us in the ass.

And also beacause Jimmy Butler turned into Game 6 Lebron but that's another story.

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u/hansJarvanzo Pacers May 28 '22

One of the most poorly officiated games I've seen in a long time.

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u/BUSean Celtics May 28 '22

Of all the Miami star decimations of a Celtics team up 3-2 in the Conference Finals, that was certainly one of them.

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u/Gorelick1 Celtics May 28 '22

Huge error coaching wise. I can’t believe in that final stretch Williams wasn’t played at all. Mind blowing to me.

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u/DrunkKaner88 76ers May 28 '22

Tatum and Brown are going to be absolutely chucking in game 7. Either gonna go really well or as bad as possible.

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

JIMMY BUCKETS LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE

47 pts. Bum knee, turned ankle. NO EXCUSES.

Shades of Game 6 Lebron down 3-2 at the Garden

Edit: 47-9-8. That’s ridiculous. GAME 7 LFG

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u/Cheechers23 Raptors May 28 '22

In 2012, LeBron James of the Miami Heat dropped 45-15-5 in Game 6 of the ECF to save his team down 3-2 going into Boston, and forcing a Game 7 back home.

In 2022, Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat dropped 47-9-8 in Game 6 of the ECF save his team down 3-2 going into Boston, and forcing a Game 7 back home.

Wow.

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u/cbtballers Spurs May 28 '22

If I had a nickel every time the Heat won a game 6 to avoid elimination in the ECF at Boston led by an incredible 40-performance by their superstar... I'd have 2 nickels.

Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it's happened twice, right?

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u/Low-Blackberry-2690 May 28 '22

Actually 3. Wade in 2010

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u/kiwiwikikiwiwikikiwi Lakers May 28 '22

History

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

Does this mean Celtics going to lose game 7?

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u/shellfish87 Grizzlies May 28 '22

Let me repeat myself. This is the 10 year anniversary of the Lebron Game 6 against Boston. Down 3-2. In Boston. Playing for the Miami Heat.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 28 '22

Strongest case for the 'Jimmy is Jordan's lost son' theory.

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u/B-i-s-m-a-r-k Supersonics May 28 '22

Who's LeBron's dad in this scenario?

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u/LeBron_Jarnes East May 28 '22

LeBron was created in a lab by artificial intelligence. No biological father.

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u/dba1990 May 28 '22

RemindMe! May 27, 2032 for the next Heat player going super-Saiyan in Boston in Game 6.

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u/JoeBiden2020FTW Lakers May 28 '22

I remember when the Bulls, Wolves, and Sixers didn't offer him the max. Lol.

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u/Yergason NBA May 28 '22

47/9/8/4/1 with just 1 TO and 1 Foul is such a Jimmy beast mode game. Clean complete 2-way dominant performance

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u/jawadhaque089 May 28 '22

Draymond Green knew what he was doing

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u/ergonelsa Heat May 28 '22

Absolutely Jordanic

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u/KruudOyle Warriors May 28 '22

Reverse psychology Dray.

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u/WhoopingKing [MIA] Jason Williams May 28 '22

Where the timberwolves fans at

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u/rem3dyforall May 28 '22

Still celebrating the play in victory

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u/JTrue14 San Francisco Warriors May 28 '22

When’s the parade

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u/hotpocketthrowaway Warriors May 28 '22

Lol probably praying to god that they're not about to see Wiggins vs Butler in the Finals

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u/wert17wert May 28 '22

Jimmy took it personal

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u/Casualrodfarva2 San Francisco Warriors May 28 '22

Draymond knew what he was doing when he said the warriors are gonna play the Celtics lmao

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u/Obito-Kaguya May 28 '22

Why was jaylen going for a highlight reel with 12 seconds left 😭

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u/GOAT-of-a-Nerd Warriors May 28 '22

My grandma could ref better than the refs this series and she’s been dead for 10 years

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 28 '22

You mean you DON'T love 50-minute 4th quarters where it takes 20 minutes to get through the final two?

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u/Goalnado [TOR] OG Anunoby May 28 '22

I'd still argue game 3 was the worst reffed game of the series but they were truly fucking dreadful tonight

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u/dramaticallydrastic Warriors May 28 '22

YOU GET A FOUL. AND YOU GET A FOUL. EVERYBODY GETS A FOUL.

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u/ZiiKiiF 76ers May 28 '22

Wait so you’re telling me I could have been watching Jimmy Butler drop 47 vs the Celtics instead of the Phillies resting starters vs the leading division rival?

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u/yayimamerican [HOU] James Harden May 28 '22

Congratulations you played yourself

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u/cammjohn Pistons May 28 '22

It’s okay, you got Al Horford instead! He’s been great this playoffs!

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u/fatchick42 Heat May 28 '22

You picked May nl east trash instead of game six at the garden? I've given up on the marlins so I guess you do have something to watch for

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u/LitterBoXx25 May 28 '22

As a spurs fan, I have nothing to say besides Manu Ginóbili should’ve been on the top 75

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u/TheAgGatsby Heat May 28 '22

Jimmy is a demon

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u/PurestCopium May 28 '22

His performance reminded me of another guy in miami who had a legendary game 6 against the Celtics at TD garden

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins May 28 '22

JIMMY HATERS WHERE U @

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u/HitRowe May 28 '22

BUTLER OUT HERE SCORING 47 9 AND 8 ON A BUM KNEE IN AN ELIMINATION GAME AND NERDS ON REDDIT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO TELL ME HE CANT BE THE BEST PLAYER ON A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

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u/The_Cheeki_Breeki Raptors May 28 '22

JIMMY BUTLER-JORDAN

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u/Townster Warriors May 28 '22

Was that 2012 Lebron back in Miami lol? But seriously Jimmy Butler was amazing this game. Best game he has ever played in his career! Legendary performance

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

Most points by a Heat player ever in an elimination game

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u/specialCan3 May 28 '22

I wish Jimmy got an “stupidly locked in” camera pose like LeBron did

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u/PurestCopium May 28 '22

That fadeaway was so ridiculous

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u/Brady331 Celtics May 28 '22

We were all worried about Scott Foster, turns out Zach Zarba was the real final boss

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u/AgentWeeb001 May 28 '22

Jimmy Butler had a historic playoff game. Last year we had that KD triple double against Milwaukee, this year we got Jimmy Buckets doing it all to stop the Celtics from advancing. Game 7 gonna be crazy if we see this version of the Miami Heat to show up again

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u/AgentWeeb001 May 28 '22

Streets saying Rachel Nichols was in the crowd??? No wonder Jimmy went tf off 😂😂😂😂😂

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u/Bullhit May 28 '22

It all turned when Brown missed the two free throws at 99-99.

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u/alee33 May 28 '22

This was an absolutely horrendous display of officiating. Great play by Butler, horrible, horrible game to watch. Refs are the stars of an NBA game....Jesus NBA, get your shit together

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u/LurkyOtoul Celtics May 28 '22

The big difference in this game from game 5 was the Heat hit their shots. They had just as good looks in game 5. I hope the Celtics are at their best in game 7, they’re going to need it.

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