Heat win Game 5: NBA players react

Pretty much everyone was counting the Miami Heat out tonight heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The Heat didn’t care about the narratives, though, and led by an incredible Jimmy Butler performance, they were able to pull out a hard-fought 111-108 win to force a Game 6 on Sunday.

Butler went off for 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals on 11-for-19 shooting, going perfect from the free-throw line on 12 attempts.

The reaction on social media, particularly Twitter, after the contest was immediate and nonstop.

Below, we present some of the best tweets from NBA players about Miami’s Game 5 victory.


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