Leave it to Jimmy Butler to maintain his unwavering confidence in the face of consecutive losses by double digits.
Two days after winning 116-99 in Game 4, the Boston Celtics dominated Butler's Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night.
The Celtics are one victory away from becoming the first team ever to come back from a 3-0 deficit and are just the 15th team in NBA history to force a Game 6 after falling behind 3-0 in a series.
However, Butler is unconcerned by such facts or the possibility of being on the wrong side of history.
The Heat star declared that his team will defeat the Celtics in Game 6 on Saturday night after Miami's lackluster performance at TD Garden.
They had a pattern going from the start of the game, but Butler said, "We're always going to stay positive knowing that we can and will win this series. We'll just have to wrap it up at home, I think.