Jimmy Butler said that the Heat remain confident despite two losses in a row and will close out the series and know they will win the next game.

Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images via AFP - Scanpix
Credit Maddie Meyer/Getty Images via AFP - Scanpix

The Miami Heat got off to a fiery start in the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Celtics, leading the series 3-0 but have lost two games in a row since. Nevertheless, Heat's superstar Jimmy Butler remains confident.

Asked about the team's mindset going into Game 6 at home, the forward said that the squad believes and knows that they will close out the series and go to the NBA Finals.

"We just have to play better, start the games out better, make it more difficult for them during the rhythm since the beginning of the game. We're always going to stay positive, knowing that we can and we will win the series," he said during the post-game press conference. "We'll just have to close it out at home."

"The last two games are not who we are, it just happened to be that way. We stopped playing defense halfway because we didn't make shots that we wanted to make, but that's easily correctable," Butler explained. "You just have to come out and play harder from [the] jump. Like I always say - it's gonna be all smiles, we're gonna keep it very very very consistent, knowing that we're going to win the next game."

Four Celtics players - Jayson Tatum, Derrick White, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown - scored at least 20 points in Game 5 while there were no such players on the Heat roster. It was also the first time the Celtics won 4 games facing elimination in the same postseason.

Game 6 is scheduled for Saturday night, May 27th.

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Free throws this season

Points made: 18,9
Accuracy: 82,8%
Place in standings: 12
Record max: 40
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: Jimmy Butler