Jimmy Butler’s energy was completely different from the last time he walked into a postgame press conference at TD Garden.
On Sunday night following Game 3, Butler sang as he strutted in, playing Morgan Wallen’s 2021 single “Somebody’s Problem” from his smartphone. He yelled and clapped his hands as he left the TD Garden floor. He said “hell no” when asked if Grant Williams was the answer to stopping him.
But Sunday night’s postgame presser following Game 5 showed a more quiet and reserved Butler. There was no singing or trash talk this time. The Celtics crushed the Heat with a 110-97 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and forced a Game 6 on Saturday night in Miami.
“We just have to play better, start the game off better, make it more difficult for them” Butler said. ” They were in a rhythm since the beginning of the game. But we’re always going to keep it very positive knowing that we can and we will win this series. We’ll just have to close it out at home.”