'You're in trouble': Butler taunts 'frustrated' LeBron as Heat claw back into Finals


The Los Angeles Lakers hold a 2-1 advantage over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, but you wouldn't have known it at the end of Game 3 on Sunday night.

The Heat were left for dead after dropping the first two games of the series -- at least by oddsmakers, who tabbed them as 9-point underdogs by tipoff.

But the pesky Miami team sunk the Lakers in resounding fashion in Game 3, marking the second-biggest upset in a Finals game in the past 30 seasons, ESPN reported.

The Heat were led by superstar Jimmy Butler, who tallied a 40-point triple-double without the benefit of a 3-pointer, virtually unheard of for a wing in the modern NBA. It was the first 40-point Finals game without a three-pointer since Shaquille O'Neal did it in 2002, ESPN said.

Butler then spurred one of the viral hits of the game, when he appeared to tell Lakers superstar LeBron James "you're in trouble" after banking a shot to put the Heat up by 9 points with just over a minute remaining in the fourth quarter.

James appeared frustrated with the outcome of the game, if not Butler's apparent taunting.

The four-time NBA MVP retreated to the Lakers' locker room with about 10 seconds left in the game, while the Heat were running down the clock.

ESPN analyst Mark Jackson said the move was "not a good look" for James.

The King later suggested he was both steamed over the outcome of the game and unsure whether the contest had actually concluded.

To the casual observer, it sure looked like the Lakers were perhaps playing a little too loose, while Butler and the feisty Heat came out determined to get back in the series.

They did just that, and now the Lakers are confronted with having to dig back in to pick up two more wins in their quest for an NBA title.

One thing is apparent after Sunday: the Heat aren't going to give up.