Heat’s Jimmy Butler Puts Pelicans On Blast After Fight

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In a heated moment against the New Orleans Pelicans during Friday’s NBA action, Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler was ejected following a clash with Naji Marshall.

The altercation erupted after Kevin Love committed a foul on Zion Williamson, leading Butler and Marshall to exchange shoves, escalating tensions on the court.

Despite the setback of losing Butler, the Heat managed to secure a victory over the Pelicans with a comfortable double-digit lead.

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Butler took to Instagram after the game, sharing a video of himself exiting the Smoothie King Center with a dismissive gesture towards the fans, accompanied by a cryptic caption, “It’s that time.” This has led many to interpret Butler’s words as a signal that the NBA season is entering a phase where competition intensifies.

Echoing this sentiment in his postgame remarks, Butler confidently predicted another victory against the Pelicans in their next encounter on March 22, as reported by ESPN. He praised his team’s readiness and cohesion, asserting that the Heat’s current form makes them a formidable opponent against any team, highlighting the critical juncture of the season.

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“We’ll beat them the next time too,” Butler said, via ESPN. “We’re just a better team. Our team is so ready for anything that anybody’s thrown at us. We’re so together, playing some incredible basketball. I don’t think it matters who we go up against right now. It’s that time of the year.”

The anticipation is building for the upcoming rematch between the Heat and the Pelicans, promising another thrilling contest.

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