Most of the NBA world is still in shock by the defeat of the Milwaukee Bucks by the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
However, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics isn’t too surprised.
According to Jay King, Tatum was asked about Miami’s upset win and said, “I wouldn’t necessarily call it an upset.”
Jayson Tatum on Heat-Bucks: “I wouldn’t necessarily call it an upset.”
Clear he has a lot of respect for Miami.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 27, 2023
When the postseason started, most people believed that the Bucks would sail past the Miami Heat, who had recently struggled to even get through the play-in tournament.
But over the last few games, the Heat have shown the world why they should be feared.
That is especially true for Jimmy Butler, who is having the best playoff run of his career so far.
Tatum knows all about Butler and has played against him numerous times.
He was well aware that the Heat had what it took to overcome the odds.
With Milwaukee out of the picture, the Celtics have an easier path to the NBA Finals.
The Bucks were the only team in the conference with a better record than them.
However, before Tatum and his team can make it all the way to the Finals, they have to first finish things off with the Atlanta Hawks, who have brought the series to 3-2.
If they are able to do that, they will then face off against the Philadelphia 76ers, then perhaps the Heat if that team can push past the New York Knicks.
Tatum admires Butler and the Heat, that is clear by this latest statement.
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