The director and colleagues “completely believed in Butler”
- on Apr 27, 2023
Originally, the last attack in the fourth quarter was not Jimmy Butler’s.
The situation with 0.5 seconds left at the end of the 4th quarter. The Miami Heat trailed the Milwaukee Bucks 116-118.
Guard Gaby Vincent passedㅋㅋㅋ벳 high to Butler, who was near the bottom of the net. Pat Connorton jumped in to check this, and George Holliday also stood up. As soon as Butler caught the ball, his balance fell and he threw a shot.
The ball went inside the rim. tied 118-118. The game went into overtime and Miami won 128-126.
The series record is 4 wins and 1 loss. This is the moment when the 8th seed in the East grabs the 1st seed in the entire league and advances to the 2nd round of the playoffs. The upset of the No. 8 seed was the sixth Miami in NBA history.
In fact, Miami coach Eric Spoelstra tried to entrust the final attack in the fourth quarter to a player other than Butler. But at the timeout, Butler told Spoelstra.
“Milwaukee’s Holliday stayed with me throughout the series. On the last offense of the fourth quarter, Holliday will stop me too. Holliday will be behind me. Then you have an alley-oop opportunity. Pass it to me. You can score.”
Coach Spoelstra changed the strategy. He told Vincent to pass towards Butler.
The pass went straight to Butler. “I just had to throw the ball up,” Vincent recalled. “It was easy for me. I totally trusted Butler.”
After the game, coach Spoelstra smiled when asked about this scene. “Butler looked me in the eye and said, ‘Let me do one last attack,'” he said.
Butler thanked manager Spoelstra. “The manager trusted me, just like he always showed trust in me before,” he responded.
On this day, Butler performed a one-man show with 42 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. In particular, he reversed the gap behind by 14 points by playing at clutch time in the 4th quarter. He once again proved why he was nicknamed ‘Playoff Man’ and ‘Playoff Jimmy’.