The Miami Heat have their backs again the wall.
They are now down 1-3 in the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets, which means just one more loss and the season is over for them and the entire league.
Coming back from a 1-3 deficit is incredibly hard and only one team has ever done so.
While the Heat might not be the second franchise to achieve that, they are still hoping for a big win on Monday night.
Shams Charania thinks it’s possible, especially if Jimmy Butler has a “signature” game.
Speaking on FanDuel TV, Charania suggested that the “banged up” Butler will have a standout performance in Game 5, which will keep the series going for at least a bit longer.
.@ShamsCharania thinks that Jimmy Butler will have a signature game tonight 😤#NBAFinals | #HEATCulture | #BringItIn #RunItBack with @MichelleDBeadle @ChandlerParsons & @bansky pic.twitter.com/9WvRzPuwO0
— FanDuel TV (@FanDuelTV) June 12, 2023
Charania noted all the reasons why the Heat have been struggling during this series.
Butler is facing a nagging injury that is slowing him down, the Heat have had little to no downtime, and they are facing a very dominant team that has had a lot of time off and a fairly easy path to the Finals.
All in all, the Heat are just plain wiped out.
Because of that, most people agree that they probably won’t be the team to secure a spot in NBA history and climb out of the hole they are in.
Still, they can still impress their fans and pull off at least one impressive win.
Butler has had some impressive games during the playoffs but he hasn’t been the most pivotal part of the team during this championship run.
That means it might be about time for him to remind fans and the rest of the association what “Playoff Jimmy” can do.NEXT: Kevin Love Could Make Unique NBA History If Heat Make A Finals Comeback