Jimmy Butler sends Boston Celtics message after Heat win Game 2, steal homecourt advantage

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Jimmy Butler has jokes. And his latest one made the Boston Celtics the butt of it.

Following a shocking 10-point Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat for the Cs, on their TD Garden home floor, Butler took to Instagram to mock Jaylen Brown's "Don't let us get one" proclamation from a year ago after the Heat took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals; photoshopping his own face on Brown's and sharing the caption:

"feeling cute, might delete later. sikeeeee I ain't deleting s***."

Starting the season off with his "Emo Jimmy Butler" persona, the injured Heat star is making sure to leave an impact on the series despite his absence due to an MCL injury. "Heat Culture" requires full participation from everyone in the locker room, so having Butler still make his presence known shows that Erik Spoelstra has his guys fully engaged.

Even the ones not playing.

Jimmy Butler blessed Tyler Herro before Miami Heat-Boston Celtics series

Butler may have stole the show in the aftermath of Game 2, but it was Tyler Herro who was the hero on the floor in his finest postseason performance to date.

Herro lead the Heat with 24 points, knocking down 6/11 of his 3-pointers and going for a career-high 14 assists. During the postgame interview, Herro revealed the message Butler sent to him before the postseason after he was officially ruled out: be the leader Butler can't be.

“Before the series [Jimmy Butler] texted me to take the team and lead these guys… Everybody came to play," Herro said (h/t ClutchPoints). "We lost bad in Game 1 and everyone responded.”

Herro rose to the occasion in Game 2, and now, the momentum is squarely in Miami's corner as the series shifts back to South Beach.

Luckily for Celtics fans, though, momentum is a fickle thing in the NBA Playoffs.