"Jimmy Butler Stays Positive Despite Heat Losing Game 4: 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright'"
Jimmy Butler may have left Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics with a 116-99 loss, but his outlook was still upbeat. He confidently declared, "everything's gonna be alright," and his Miami Heat are ready to battle it out.
"We've got to play like our backs are against the wall," Butler said. Heat coach Erik Spoelsta sensed no letdown after the setback, commending the great competition of the Celtics and the Heat's tendency to triumph against adversity. "If anything, it will build momentum for us knowing that we have to play with a lot more energy," Butler added.
Caleb Martin echoed Butler's sentiment, reminding everyone that the Heat rarely get it easy. "This is right up our alley... This is the way it goes for us and guys like us," Martin said. Despite the disappointment of the loss, there was a sense of optimism in the Miami locker room as they prepare for a difficult challenge in Boston on Thursday. As they look to advance to the NBA Finals, Butler said it best: "Let's get back to doing what we've always done to get us to this point. Continually have belief in one another, knowing that we are going to win, and we will."