Jimmy Butler was effusive in his praise for Caleb Martin after the Heat's Game 7 victory over the Celtics. "Caleb Martin was unbelievable," Butler said. "He played his heart out. He gave us everything he had."
Martin scored 15 points off the bench in Game 7, including a key three-pointer in the fourth quarter that helped the Heat seal the win. He also grabbed five rebounds and had two assists.
Butler said that Martin's performance was a perfect example of the Heat's "next man up" mentality. "We don't care who's scoring the points," Butler said. "We just want to win."
Martin's performance was a major boost for the Heat, who were without their starting point guard, Kyle Lowry, for most of the series. Lowry was injured in Game 3 and missed Games 4-6.
Martin's performance was also a major boost for his own career. He was a two-way player for the Heat last season, but he has earned a spot in the starting lineup this season.
Martin's performance was a major factor in the Heat's victory over the Celtics. The Heat won Game 7 by a score of 100-85.
The Heat's victory over the Celtics sends them to the NBA Finals, where they will face the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks.
The Heat are looking to win their first NBA championship since 2006. They will be a tough out for any team in the Finals.
The Heat's victory over the Celtics is a major upset. The Celtics were the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Heat were the number four seed.
These are just a few reasons why the Aces' incredible 2023 start is harmful for WNBA opponents. The Aces should win the WNBA title this season.