Miami Heat fans should know better than to turn off their TVs when their team is losing by now.
Some fans fled the arena in the 2013 NBA Finals and missed one of the most epic comebacks in this league’s history, so let’s hope they didn’t make the same mistake on Wednesday night.
The Heat were down 16 points midway through the fourth quarter and once again stormed back to even things up and then got a win in overtime.
The Heat trailed by 16 points entering the 4th quarter and won.
That is the largest comeback entering a 4th quarter in a series-clinching win in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/fRlAPepSTs
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 27, 2023
According to ESPN Stats & Info, that marked the largest fourth-quarter comeback in a series-clinching win in the history of the Association.
Jimmy Butler was spectacular again, and he had one of his most memorable shots yet to tie the game in regulation.
But coach Mike Budenholzer should still be held accountable for several questionable decisions, such as not calling a timeout and letting Grayson Allen dribble out the clock or failing to adjust for the final six minutes of regulation when he saw his team crumble under pressure.
Erik Spoelstra has always been a master of making adjustments in the playoffs, and he put on another clinic against a Bucks team that looked unprepared and out of ideas other than feeding Giannis Antetokounmpo in the post.
Jrue Holiday couldn’t get a stop against Butler, yet coach Bud let him guard him for two games straight despite having a former Defensive Player of the Year on the court.
Props to the Heat for this incredible milestone, but the Bucks sure gave them a helping hand or two.NEXT: Report Reveals How Jimmy Butler Took Over In Game 5