The Miami Heat were beaten by the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final was a push game for Boston, the series 2-2 in the evening.
In the end, the Celtics won 102-82 at home and repeatedly broke the hit again and again throughout the game.
It was disturbing to see the hit play so badly but it was even more amazing to see lead star Jimmy Butler so limited by the Celtics.
Butler has just 6 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist.
Within 27 minutes of play the number you expected from Butler was not.
Fox analyst Skip Belles had a theory as to why Butler had such a mess on Tuesday night.
On Twitter, he shared his feelings:
Just a jerk: Jimmy Butler is on his knees. He tries to score occasionally but mostly shows an exaggeration of not looking for his shots and forcing a weird pass around. He has a history of internal problems. But … just guess.
– Skip Bayless (eRealSkipBayless) May 24, 2022
“Just a guess: there’s something going on with Jimmy Butler. He tries to score occasionally but mostly shows an exaggeration of not finding his shot and forcing a weird pass around. He has a history of internal problems. But … just guessing. “
Is Bales looking too much into the situation or is he into something?
Butler Band Up
Butler and The Hit have said that the star player is suffering from some knee problems at the moment but he is trying to play through them.
Some people think that’s the reason for Butler’s bad night.
But Bales goes outside and says he has another problem inside.
If there’s anything really big to upset Butler, you can’t blame him for trying to sideline him for the good of his team.
The Heat is very close to reaching the NBA Finals and they need all the players who are in good form to get there.
Until the doctors give him an ultimatum, you can expect Butler to keep himself ahead of the game no matter what he feels.