The Miami Heat were stunned, shocked, and in disbelief, and we’re not talking just about their fans.
No one witnessing could believe what just happened in the final split seconds of Game 6 when Derrick White knocked down that game-winner.
Some were quick to blame the Heat for not boxing out, and others praised the Boston Celtics, but most people were simply flabbergasted.
Notably, ESPN’s Nick Friedell even reports that the Heat’s locker room was dead silent after the loss, which was the first time it happened this season.
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Friedell pointed out that Jimmy Butler usually has the stereo blasting loud after a game, win or lose, adding that Gabe Vincent then tried to lift them up by playing ‘Life Goes On’ by Ed Sheeran.
Notably, that’s been the motto and mindset of this team for most of the season, as they will try and take a ‘clean slate’ approach every single time they set foot on the floor, and that’s going to be the challenge as they enter Game 7 at the TD Garden.
The Heat will face their toughest challenge yet.
They’ve been through a lot to reach this stage, and they know that losing tonight would make them go from overperformers to chokers in the eyes of the media, the fans, and even their colleagues.
The beauty of Game 7s is that anything can happen.
A lucky bounce, or even officiating could be the difference between going back home empty-handed or a trip to the NBA Finals.NEXT: Analyst Details What Jimmy Butler Must Do In Game 7