Miami jumped out to a big lead early, then fell behind by double digits before rallying back in the second half to hand the Nuggets their first home loss since March 30.
Butler was a key player for the Heat once again, as he finished with 21 points and also played some tough defense on Jamal Murray for most of the night.
After the game, Butler shared this message about his team’s mentality:
NBA fans loved that:
Love da gratitude from this guy https://t.co/npEDlid7G7— G.M.G. Bre@d (@BreadonDaSlab) June 5, 2023
One more time 🗣️ https://t.co/MdnE3Xt6CK— Allana Tachauer (@AllanaTachauer) June 5, 2023
This is going up on my wall. https://t.co/xn4D9PFFBF— Casey Walloch (@CaseyWalloch) June 5, 2023
Locked in! https://t.co/BiiNmbVCHe— RKM 💎 (@MirMeggett) June 5, 2023
What wins championships is mental toughness, team chemistry & Heart. Miami has all 3! I rest my case. https://t.co/vIVzrim4og— #YEAROFTHADAWG (@SavageMulatto) June 5, 2023