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“Tough times don’t last, tough teams do” Jimmy Butler reacts after Miami Heat’s recent win over New York Knicks

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter of Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals

Jimmy Butler helped Miami Heat to snap a six-game losing streak with a 98-88 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night. Although Heat is a tough team, this season they barely make the top ten.

The Knicks had a great start, and they were leading by 43-36 after the first two rounds. However, the Heat got back into the game in the third round when Jimmy Butler turned it on. Over the next 6:31 minutes, Heat scored 23 points while New York scored only 6. And Butler’s contribution was 13 points along with few assists.

Butler scored 15 points in the third round that outscored the Knicks 39-21. He finished the game with 27 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Further, Butler had his third-best shooting efficiency of the 2020-21 season so far with 10-15 FGs.

Usually, Miami Heat becomes aggressive when they play against their old rival, New York Knicks. And, Heat proved their toughness again last night. Referring to this, Butler tweeted, “Tough times don’t last, tough teams do.” He thinks the Heat gets over its tough time via this desperately needed win.

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Miami Heat and New York Knicks rivalry

Both franchises were in epic rivalry from 1995 to 2000. During these years, they appeared on 20 regular-season games and 24 playoff games in a few back-to-back seasons. Those Knicks and Heat teams redefined entertainment through their passionate, tough, defensive-oriented, and compelling basketball.

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat, and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat look on during a game

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat, and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat look on during a game(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nevertheless, in recent days New York Knicks are a vastly improved team than the Heat, to be sure. But when it comes to beating them, the Knicks cannot quite get over the lump. Although Heat has a shoddier record than the Knicks, they lost their momentum and eventually lost all their three meetings with the Heat.

The Heat are currently ranked at the 8th position in the Eastern Conference, while the Knicks are at fifth. Miami will visit Indiana Pacers on April 1. However, The Heatles lost their past two meetings at Pacers, and they need another desperate win.


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