The Miami Heat secured the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference on Friday night.
In a hard-fought match with the Chicago Bulls that was decided in the final seconds of the 4th quarter, the Heat beat the Bulls.
Now, they’re ready to face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the postseason.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler is trying to hype up his team.
Following the game, he showered teammate Bam Adebayo with praise, talking about the big man’s impact on the game.
Jimmy gave Bam his flowers after a clutch play-in performance 🤝 pic.twitter.com/CHKc82SeEY
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 15, 2023
Butler, as usual, was the best player on the Heat, going off with 31 points.
Even with Adebayo having an off night on the scoreboard, Butler had big help.
Max Strus showed up for his team, dropping 31 points too.
“Max made himself a lot of money tonight.” — Jimmy Butler on Max Strus pic.twitter.com/t3HVNpRfof
— Five Reasons Sports (@5ReasonsSports) April 15, 2023
The Heat are getting ready to battle against one of the best teams in the league this season.
The Milwaukee Bucks eliminated them in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs.
Miami is looking for revenge now, but that will be hard to accomplish.
Still, this team has shown time and time again that you should never count them out.
Butler remains one of the best and most competitive players in the league, which could create issues for the Bucks.
The absence of Khris Middleton could help the Heat get more than one win, but Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday still look unstoppable.
This can be a very entertaining series, but the reality is that nobody has the Heat beating the Bucks.
This series starts this Sunday, with the Heat going to Fiserv Forum to face the Bucks.NEXT: Jimmy Butler Earned His Latest Award Nomination In Friday's Win