On Sunday night, the Miami Heat came into Game 2 of the NBA Finals down 1-0 to the Denver Nuggets, with many expecting Jimmy Butler and company to lose a second straight game before heading to the Kayesa Center for Game 3 and Game 4.
However, Erik Spoelstra’s squad was ready to contend with Nikola Jokic and the red-hot Nuggets on Sunday, resulting in Miami coming out on top and evening the series at one game apiece, with the series shifting to Miami for the first time.
As a result of the impressive win in Game 2 on the road, the Heat now have a remarkable record when being down more than 10 points in a game during these NBA playoffs, as they’re above .500 in the category, while the rest of the record pales in comparison via First Things First.
Record this postseason (games when trailing by 10+):
Heat: 7-6 (.538)
Rest of NBA: 16-64 (.200)
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) June 5, 2023
The Heat are as resilient a team as they come in the NBA or any professional sport in this country, for that matter, as it seems impossible to ever count this team out with Butler leading the charge on the floor and Spoelstra calling the shots on the sideline.
Although the Heat were able to even the series at one game apiece and have taken homecourt advantage away from the Nuggets, Miami has a lot of work to do on their home floor to take control of this series in the next two games.
If Miami can split these two games at home, it bodes well for their chances of winning the series, but they’ll have to keep Jokic and Jamal Murray at bay, which has proven to be no easy task.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Reacts To The Heat's Game 2 Win Against Nuggets