Miami Heat celebrate after Game 2 victory in the 2023 NBA Finals. Jun 4, 2023; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Heat forward Kevin Love (42) and forward Caleb Martin (16) embrace after defeating the Denver Nuggets in game two of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat have been counted out by most at multiple points throughout the postseason, reaching the NBA Finals and an eighth seed out of the Eastern Conference. They overcame the odds, and a big deficit yet again in Game 2 of the NBA Finals to even up the series against the Denver Nuggets.

Nobody on the Heat had a massive game, but they had multiple players including Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Gabe Vincent score over 20 points, which was enough to come away with a 111-108 victory.

Things weren’t always going well in this game for Miami. The Nuggets had a lead as high as 15 points in this game, but the Heat were able to battle back like they have their entire postseason run.

Miami broke a postseason record with the comeback win, which speaks to just how resilient this team has been. This is their seventh postseason win after trailing by 12 or more points, which is the most by any team in a single postseason since play-by-play was introduced in 1997.

It was big for the Heat to take one game from the Nuggets on the road, and they will now head back home to Miami for game three and game four of the series.

Most would expect that this win would shift the odds of this series since the Heat will now be returning to their home floor. However, the Heat are still pretty big underdogs to potentially win this series, sitting at +220 on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the NBA Finals.

Miami still clearly hasn’t earned the respect of the oddsmakers. If the postseason run thus far is any indication, the Heat will continue to overcome the odds.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.