The Eastern Conference finals matchup between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics featured Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum as the two superstars.
The series was decided after seven games, with Boston clinching the series on Sunday. Butler approached Tatum after the game and congratulated him on his achievement. Butler praised Tatum, saying he deserved to play in the championship game. Butler and Tatum embraced for a long time. ESPN cameras caught a portion of his statement on film. Thanks to Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat were one goal away from getting to the NBA Finals. The final score was 100-96 in favor of the Boston Celtics after it came up a few inches short.
Jimmy Butler Praised Jayson Tatum
Butler stated, “He does everything.” “He can shoot the ball, play pick-and-roll, distribute the ball really effectively, and go out in transition.” He’s a superstar, and he deserves to be recognized as such. They deserved to win, and I wish them luck in the future. Without a doubt, he’s a fantastic player.”
Tatum, who averaged 27 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, was named the first-ever Larry Bird Eastern Conference MVP. Butler would have earned the award if the Heat had won since he averaged 27.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Field goal attempts, free throw attempts, field goal %, offensive rebounds, and points were all career highs for Butler in the postseason. At 25.6 points per game, Butler led the series. Butler recorded 35 points and nine rebounds while playing all 48 minutes despite a sprained knee.
Tatum, meanwhile, has advanced to the NBA Finals for the third time after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Celtics will face the Golden State Warriors at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.