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In a series that should be a dogfight, Jimmy Butler might have the loudest bark

It was just the way the Miami Heat wanted it, precisely the way Jimmy Butler envisioned it.

A dogfight in need of the biggest dog in the yard, barking the loudest, biting the hardest.

The Boston Celtics won’t run away and hide from the Heat, and vice-versa — which means every game in this Eastern Conference finals will likely come down to the simplest of strategies: Who can get a bucket late, who can make plays in scramble situations that derive from instinct and intellect.

Just put me in charge, Jimmy says.