Miami Heat: How this last back to back set displayed a trio of positivity

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talks with Jimmy Butler #22 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talks with Jimmy Butler #22 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat celebrates with Jae Crowder #99 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Back to Back Wins

The Miami Heat won both games of a back to back set! Would you look at that?

For only the second time this season, the Miami Heat managed to win both legs of a back to back set. Out of nine opportunities, they’ve only been able to get it done twice all year and for it to happen off of the stretch that they just endured really speaks tons to their character but also towards the remaining potential for this team and season.

While it may seem like something small in the grand scheme of things, back to back games are routine and regular in the playoffs, so to see that they could get it done again was a net positive. This was the first sign of positivity from the set.

Jimmy Butler’s Aggressiveness

While it wasn’t as bold and brash on Saturday as it was on Friday, Jimmy Butler‘s presence was needed, appreciated, and extremely noticeable on the floor. The microcosm of Friday night’s game for Butler was the fact that he scored a third of the team’s 31 first-quarter points. This would prove to be an indicator of his aggressiveness all night.

The microcosm of his performance on Saturday was a play against one of the Brooklyn Nets’ rim protectors. It was a layup coming down the stretch where Jimmy not only seemed to will the finish down effortlessly, but he did so while drawing the foul with the bucket. This singularly displayed his efforts on Saturday to do whatever it seemed was necessary to help his team get a win, their second consecutive on a back to back set.

The Brooklyn game wasn’t as offensively dominated by him, but his impact all over the floor was a bit greater. This was only further induced by the fact that others were producing at a high level as well, which is the perfect segue. This, however, was the second point of positivity from the recent back to back set of games and that was Jimmy Butler’s obvious aggression.