How Will Jimmy Butler's Performance In The Conference Finals Be Remembered?

Jimmy Butler's efforts in the Eastern Conference Finals felt like one of the more memorable performances by individual player in a series despite his team being eliminated. Butler stuffed stat sheets and set the tone of the series by dropping 41 in Game One, followed by 29 in Game Two.

However, Jimmy Buckets dealt with knee inflammation which forced him to miss the second half of Game Three and it seemed like it had an impact on Games Four and Five as well. But what he was able to do in Game Six and Game Seven should be remembered fondly even though his team didn't win the series. 47 points (4 threes), 9 boards, 8 assists, 4 steals, 1 block, and only 1 turnover on the road in Game Six felt pretty historic. He then followed that up with 35 and 9 in Game Seven. He absolutely put the Heat on his back.

But we will all remember his missed three in the final seconds that could've put Miami up 1. Was it the right decision to attempt that three in transition? Kravitz and I discuss in the podcast clip below.

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

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