Jimmy Butler weighs in on pull-up three he missed in key moments of Game 7

Butler missed a big three and the Heat lost Game 7.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jimmy Butler weighs in on pull-up three he missed in key moments of Game 7

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler said he liked the shot he took in the key moments of Game 7 versus the Boston Celtics. Down two with 17 seconds left to play, Butler pulled up for a three in transition and missed the shot. The Celtics grabbed the rebound and claimed a 100-96 after knocking down two free throws.

The Heat were on a 9-0 run before Butler missed the shot and some thought he should have drove to the basket and try to tie the game. "My thought process was go for the win," Butler said, per ESPN. "Which I did. Missed a shot.

But I'm taking that shot. My teammates liked the shot that I took. So I'm living with it."

Butler not happy because the Heat lost

Butler was putting up monster throughout the entire playoffs. In Game 6, Butler dropped 47 points and helped the Heat force a Game 7.

In Game 7, Butler finished with a game-high 35 points but the Heat didn't win. "Not good enough," Butler said. "I didn't do my job. Stats don't mean anything, as I say over and over again. The Boston Celtics did what they came out here to do in this series.

I learned that I have to be better, and I will be better. Get back to the lab and have an opportunity to work out with these guys over the summer, and we'll come back better than ever." Going forward, Butler thinks the Heat have a good team and they need to figure out to find ways to be even better next season.

"Figure out a way to be consistent," Butler said. "I think we had enough -- I think we do have enough. It sucks because you don't know who is going to be on roster any given year, you know what I'm saying. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to play with the guys that I did have to play with.

It's been like that every year in the league. We had enough. Next year, we will have enough and we're going to be right back in the same situation, and we're going to get it done."

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