Things heat up when the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat play high-stakes basketball games against each other, which has become commonplace in recent years with their frequent postseason matchups. In the fourth quarter of a tense Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, we saw a pair of players go toe to toe and had to be separated.
Grant Williams found himself checking out Jimmy Butler, which has been a pretty tall order this postseason for, well, everyone. Despite Williams’ best effort, Butler was able to bulldoze his way into the paint, navigate and get a bucket while he fouled. The two immediately looked into each other’s faces and started talking, and even after they parted ways, the two continued to exchange pleasantries.
Because we’re talking about Jimmy Butler here, not long after, he decided to attack Williams again by digging into the paint, getting up and finishing through contact. After getting the cube, there was only one thing Butler could do: make too small a gesture.
Our hunch is that as long as this series continues, the Celtics and Butler are going to have moments like this with each other.