Jimmy Butler scored 32 points as the Miami Heat eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers 99-90 to win the series 4-2.
The Heat are now in the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years.
"Jimmy is a great competitor," said Erik Spoelstra of Butler. "I think he's one of the ultimate competitors in this profession ... As this league sometimes gets younger I think it ends up being about some things that are not about winning."
Butler scored 14 of his 32 points in the third quarter. Max Strus helped Butler on the offensive end, adding 20 points.
Butler credited the team's trust for his performance, then thanked Pat Riley and Spoelstra for bringing him to Miami.
"I'm so grateful that coach Pat [Riley] believed in me, coach Spo, and then they were like, 'Yo, Just go. Figure out a way to get us to where we want to go.' And I'm on my way to doing that. I'm trying to tell y'all, I cannot do that without these guys on this roster. They believe in me, I believe in them and that's what works," said Butler.
The Heat will play the winner of the Bucks-Celtics series.