Greg Cote: They're alive! Jimmy Butler, Heat force Game 6 vs. LeBron and Lakers in NBA Finals.
Greg Cote: They're alive! Jimmy Butler, Heat force Game 6 vs. LeBron and Lakers in NBA Finals.

The Miami Heat had that attitude entering Game 5, like you knew they would. It was summoning everything about “Heat culture” to the fore.“Our confidence ain’t going nowhere,” declared Jimmy Butler.Said coach Erik Spoelstra of the doubters: “We don’t give a s— what everybody else thinks.”All good, all expected. Except all of it just sounded like rhetoric, like backs-to-the-wall desperation. Sounded like breaking glass in case of an emergency.Because this was an emergency.Teams do not survive a 3-1 hole in the NBA Finals. It is all but a certifiable, historical guarantee.Thirty-five teams have…

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