In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, the Heat beat the Celtics 128–102.
The win was made even better when Miami star forward Jimmy Butler made fun of Boston center Al Horford’s celebration early in the third quarter. Butler had 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the game.
In Game 1, Horford made a three-pointer and then celebrated by kneeling down and making the timeout sign with his hands. This showed that the Heat needed a break to stop the Celtics’ momentum.
So, when the Heat’s Gabe Vincent made a three-pointer Sunday night to put Miami ahead by 23 points, Butler moonwalked back to midcourt, took a knee, and made a hand signal that looked like Horford’s stop sign.
I think it’s Needless to say, Butler didn’t forget.
In Game 4 on Tuesday night, the Heat can make sure they are going to the NBA Finals. When they play the Celtics, the game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Butler has led the Heat in the playoffs by averaging 29.9 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.2 steals per game in 13 games.