“We all think that we’re the better team,” Butler said to the media on Saturday. “We all think that we’re supposed to be here.”
Butler’s Heat are coming off a dominant second-round series victory against the Bucks. Miami needed just five games to eliminate Milwaukee, the best regular-season team this year.
Bulter said the Heat are confident that they can win any series, regardless of who their opponent may be.
“I think that we’re a really good team. We play together. Everybody knows their role,” Butler said. “We just compete. We’re just competitors. So we’re not embracing ‘underdogs.’ I think we’re supposed to be here.”
The Heat will face off against the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday.