Heat star Jimmy Butler praised his opponent Jayson Tatum after the Celtics eliminated Miami in seven games to reach the NBA Finals. The 24-year-old Boston small forward was the top scorer for his team with 26 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 6 assists.
“He does everything: shoot the ball, play pick and roll, he passes the ball incredibly well, gets out in transition,” Butler said postgame. “He’s a superstar and he deserves that. They deserve the win. I wish him the best moving forward. He’s one hell of a player. That’s for damn sure.”
Tatum averaged 25 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 40.9 minutes per game over the 7 games of the Eastern Conference Finals.