Jimmy Butler
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Jimmy Butler sent a message to the doubters of the Miami Heat ahead of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The star of the Heat is confident his team will bounce back after its heavy loss in Game 1 (98-116).

“Everybody probably thought they were gonna do that to us anyways. Probably think they’re gonna do that 3 more times. I beg to differ. No one picked us to be here.

We embrace it, we love it, and we know that we can win, but we’ve got to play perfect. So coming into game 2, backs against the wall, yada yada yada, we’re gonna win,” Butler told reporters, via Clutchpoints.

Butler had 23 points (8/13 shooting) and five assists in the opening games of the series.

Game 2 is on Friday.