The Heat head into the NBA Finals coming off a hard-fought series victory over the 보스턴 셀틱스. Butler has averaged 20.7 포인트들, 5.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in the playoffs.
“It’s been like this for a very long time. If you want to win, you’re going to have to go through a LeBron James-led team,” Butler told reporters, 에 따르면 워싱턴 포스트. “At the end of the day, that’s what it normally comes down to, and that’s what we got to focus in on.”
Butler noted that he and the Heat can’t just concentrate on James “because he’s got so many really good players around him.” 아직도, said Butler, “you’re going to get the same test over and over again until you pass it, and that test is LeBron James.”
Miami came into the playoffs as the fifth seed. They were getting hot just as the league shutdown play because of the coronavirus pandemic. But so far, they’ve taken care of the Celtics and the 밀워키 벅스 on the way to the Finals.
“We realize what we have to do moving forward, so we have to be damn near perfect to beat the Lakers,” Butler added. “We’re capable of it. We’re not worried about no five seed or no one seed. We’re going to worry about us and be the best Miami Heat team that we can be.”
경기 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for Wednesday at 9 pm ET.