Heat’s scoring leader Jimmy Butler was 6-for-14 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and finished the game with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists as Miami lost 93-104.
During the postgame press conference the 33-year-old small forward was asked about his team’s offensive struggles.
“Probably because we shot a lot of jump shots, myself probably leading that pack instead of putting pressure on the rim, getting layups, getting to the free-throw line,” Butler said. “When you look at it during the game, they all look like the right shots and I’m not saying that we can’t as a team make those, but got to get more layups, got to get more free-throws.
“Whenever you miss and don’t get back, the game gets out of hand kind of quickly. We gave up too many layups which we also can’t have happened. That’s it as a whole. We got to attack the rim a lot more, myself included.”