Jimmy Butler is dealing with a lot right now.
Despite the Miami Heat’s win in Game Two, Jimmy Butler’s performance wasn’t his best. However, there may be a reason for this. According to Skip Bayless, Butler is going through some tough family issues.
His father is reportedly unwell, and this may be affecting Butler’s focus on the NBA Finals. Regardless, we send our prayers to Jimmy and his family.
Jimmy Butler’s father is ‘not well at the moment,’ per @RealSkipBayless
“I think he might be a little distracted, if not a little drained, by going through that.” pic.twitter.com/PZpb4WnpAd
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) June 5, 2023
In the game, Butler managed 21 points, and the Heat emerged victorious, evening the Finals at a game apiece. While Butler’s shooting wasn’t exceptional, he was more aggressive and drew five free throws.
The two-time MVP Nikola Jokic has been crucial for the Nuggets, having 14 assists in Game 1, causing the Heat to alter their game plan to reduce his playmaking abilities. However, Jokic scored 41 points but had five turnovers and only four assists in Game 2. T
he Nuggets have struggled when Jokic isn’t controlling their offense, losing all three games in which he’s scored 40 or more points in the playoffs. The Heat can continue their winning ways if they limit Jokic’s playmaking potential and knock down their threes.