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Jimmy Butler conjures his LeBron James with 47 as Heat force Game 7 with 111-103 win in Boston

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

The Miami Heat did not want it to end, and certainly not in a sea of green.
More to the point, Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry did not want it to end, even when it seemed their bodies were getting the best of their 30-something selves.
So make it a Game 7 Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at FTX Arena to settle these Eastern Conference finals.
Staving off elimination with a 111-103 victory Friday night, the Heat, like the Boston Celtics, are now one victory from an appearance in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
“I just know how our guys are wired. Our guys love competition,” coach Erik Spoelstra said.
“Look, we're here. This is the way it should be with these two teams. It should have gone seven games. The margin for error on both sides is so small. There's no two better words in pro sports than ‘Game seven.' "
Much like when LeBron James scored 45 a decade earlier in a needed victory when the Heat entered TD Garden down 3-2 in the 2012 Eastern Conference finals, Butler took his game to a higher level,...

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