NBA Playoffs 2020: Jimmy Butler on Miami Heat reaching first Conference Finals since 2014 – ‘We want a championship’

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In just their first season together, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat have achieved great success. Courtesy of a 103-94 Game 5 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the team with the best regular-season record, the franchise has reached its first Conference Finals since 2014 and became the first No. 5 seed to reach the Conference Finals since the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013.

This is Butler’s first Conference Finals appearance of his career but he isn’t content with just getting there.

‘Means a lot. But that’s not my goal,” Butler said of getting one round closer to the NBA Finals. “That’s not my guys’ goal. That’s not the organisation’s goal. We want to win ‘it. We want a championship and I think that’s what we’re focused on.”

The Bucks, who were without their MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo, got off to a fast start in Game 5 but the Heat battled back behind a huge second quarter. From then on, the Heat simply never let go of the advantage and held on for the win.

“It was tough, they are a really good team,” Butler said in his on-court postgame interview. “Obviously, they missed their MVP.”

Six players finished in double figures for the Heat led by Butler’s 17 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. The series win was a team effort but twice in this matchup with the Bucks, the 6’7″ forward took over the game late.


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