The Boston Celtics have figured out a way to get back into the Eastern Conference Finals.
Earlier this week, they were looking at what seemed like an inevitable elimination by the Miami Heat after falling into a painful 0-3 deficit.
But they have come back strong and are now just one game behind Miami and could even the series on Saturday night.
A lot of factors are at play for their recent surge but Eddie House said one of the biggest is how they are limiting Jimmy Butler.
“Jimmy Butler is not a three-point shooter and they’re guarding him and basically daring him to shoot the three,” House said on NBC Sports Boston.
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In the last game, Butler went 0-of-2 from the three-point line.
And in the game before, he was just 1-of-4.
He definitely has not been shooting as well in the last few games but that is clearly not the only reason why the Celtics are back in these games.
As House pointed out, the Heat entered the ECF with more drive and determination.
But over the last few games, they have looked like a completely different team.
The Celtics have also looked radically transformed and are again playing like the contenders they were for much of the season.
As good as they have been, do they really have what it takes to make NBA history and overcome such a huge deficit?
Game 6 will be held in Miami and the Heat – and their fans – know how important it is.
They will treat it like a Game 7 as if everything is on the line.
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