The Miami Heat are in quite a predicament right now. They have their backs against the wall after falling to 0-2 in the NBA Finals vs. Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and the Los Angeles Lakers, which seems like an uphill battle, to say the least.
To make things even worst, they’ve been forced to play without two of their biggest contributors in Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic due to injuries. Obviously, that makes it seems like they don’t stand a chance vs. their overpowered Western Conference rivals.
However, Jimmy Butler just doesn’t want to hear anything about it. He knows that they’re on a tough spot but the NBA Finals are far from over and he’s confident in his team’s ability to bounce back:
“We’re going to fight and we’re going to ride with this thing until the wheels fall off. It’s not over. We’re just down 0-2, so we got to do something special. We’re capable of it and I wouldn’t want to be in the trenches with any other guys except for the ones that we have,” Butler told Yahoo! News.
Coach Erik Spoelstra also addressed the situation and admitted that even though it’s true that they have a lot of things to do to beat the Lakers, they can still find a way to overcome the adversities:
“In those moments of truth when we had opportunities to get the game closer, it usually seemed to end up in some kind of offensive rebound or something near the basket. But this is the deal and if you want something badly enough, you’ll figure out how to overcome it,” the coach said.
We’ve seen teams blow these kinds of leads before so it wouldn’t be unprecedented if the Miami Heat were to come back and win 4 straight to beat the Los Angeles Lakers but they must be near perfect to even have a shot.