Heat continue God's law: championship probability rises to 36% Butler is the third man in the history of the Zhan Huang Wade
On June 5, Beijing time, when the Heat won back 111-108 away in the G2 game of the Finals, Butler was still not good in the crosshairs of 7 of 19, but he contributed 21 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds, of which the number of assists ranked the highest in the team, and the incarnation organized forwards to activate the team of 5 people to score double-doubles, especially 3 people scored 20+ to become the key hero of winning. Big data agency FiveThirtyEight model predictions are updated to drop the Nuggets' championship probability to 64%, the Heat to 36%, and the Heat continue to win at least one away game in the first two games of each round of this year's series.
It is worth mentioning that Butler has contributed at least 500+100+100 data in this year's playoffs, and he became the third player in Heat history to achieve such achievements, comparable to the two legends of James and Wade.
Facing the Finals series with the Nuggets, Butler scored 13 points on 14 shooting in his last game, setting a record for the lowest points in a single playoff game this year, and his slump was also questioned by the outside world that he was unable to take on the core responsibility.
It's just that against Gordon and Porter Jr. and other Nuggets' Gundam forwards, Butler is difficult to dominate in confrontation, especially his ankle injury still has a certain impact. In this case, Butler was still strictly defended by opponents in this game, he only shot 1 of 5 in the first quarter, only 4 points and 2 rebounds in a single quarter, but gave 4 assists and once led the team to an 11-point advantage.
Butler was taken care of by the Nuggets' defense, scoring 9 points on 3-of-9 shooting in the second and third quarters, and scoring 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting in the first three quarters, almost repeating the pattern of the previous game and raising questions about Butler's continued existence.
However, Butler ushered in a resurgence in the final quarter, scoring 8 points on 3-of-5 shooting in a single quarter, and scoring consecutive key points in the final moments, especially hitting an outside 3-pointer, to help the Heat get the game and successfully chase the overall score to a 1-1 draw. The Heat have won at least one away game in four consecutive series games, which also allowed them to grab home-court advantage.
(Text/Drunken Lying Float)