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“F**k Around, and You’ll Find Out”: Jimmy Butler and Grant Williams Intensely Locking Horns Had Fans Going Berserk

Published 05/20/2023, 12:05 AM EDT

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Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals did not disappoint in any way! The late-game taunting and physical altercations stood as a highlight in the game today. While Jimmy Butler continues to ball out like a madman, Grant Williams decided to get into his head late in the fourth quarter. Though things got chippy, it looks like nothing can stop the 6-x All-Star at the moment. With yet another comeback win, everything seems to favor the 8th-seed Miami Heat

In addition to the taunting, Playoffs Jimmy brought back an iconic celebration to mock the Boston Celtics star. You never mess with Jimmy Buckets! 

Jimmy Butler takes his revenge after Grant Williams turns the heat up late in fourth

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The 33-year-old’s transition from the regular season to the playoffs is unbelievable. Standing as one of the best playoff performers this year, Butler proved it yet again today, stealing two road games against Jayson Tatum and the Celtics and both times with a comeback late in the fourth quarter! However, this time, Grant Williams’s late-game taunts triggered the 6’7 forward to get things done late in the game. 

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With 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists, the Heat have taken a promising 2-0 lead heading back to Miami. Bam Adebayo’s dominant rebounding and Butler’s crucial buckets helped the Heat overcome a deficit to bag another road win. Celtics had a great opportunity to tie the game until Williams decided to make a mistake. 

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After a three to extend the lead, the 24-year-old got a bit too excited, which led to him taunting Butler. This was enough for the Heat forward to take over. Down six, Butler hit a tough and-1 on Williams the very next play. This was when things got heated.

The 2015 MIP and the Celtics forward got in each other’s faces as Butler brought back the iconic ‘too small’ celebration. As Williams added fuel to the fire, Butler and the Heat took over in the final few minutes to give the Celtics a 111-105 loss. The fans had a field day calling out Williams for poking the bear.

Fans destroy Grant Williams for messing with ‘Playoff Jimmy’

Fans believe Williams cost the game for the Celtics. Butler is already on a redemption arc in this series. After the Game 7 loss in the 2022 playoffs, the 33-year-old is on a mission this time to redeem himself. Provoking the Heat star by taunting, the Celtics have lost both the home games. 

Here are a few reactions to what the fans think about the late-game drama: 

This fan decided to mock the role of Grant Williams with the Celtics.

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Rohan Dharmalingam

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Rohan Dharmalingam is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for a decade now and specializes in covering trade rumors and reports on the ever-changing trade market. The wizardry of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry made him fall in love with the game like millions worldwide.
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Pragya Vashisth