Jimmy Butler and Erik Spoelstra said that the Miami Heat will continue to fight following their game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Heat, down 2-0 in the series, played without Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo.
"We're never giving up. We're going to fight, and we're going to ride with this thing 'til the wheels fall off. It's not over. We're just down 0-2; we got to do something special. We're capable of it. I wouldn't want to be in the trenches with any other guys except for the ones that we have," said Butler after the game.
Butler scored or assisted on 57 points in game 2, the most of his postseason career. Butler played 45 minutes.
The Lakers scored 56 points in the paint on 74% shooting, the first team in over 20 years to score over 50 points in the paint on over 70% shooting in the playoffs.
The Heat also played zone for 65 plays in game 2, with the Lakers scoring 66 points against the zone.
"What will it take? Whatever is necessary. Simple as that. If you want something badly enough, you'll figure it out. Our group is stubborn, persistent, and we just need to figure out how to overcome this opponent," added Spoelstra.