Until Tuesday night, the most memorable moment from Jimmy Butler’s season was one the Heat would rather forget.

But who could? Certainly not Erik Spoelstra, the coach who got into a shouting match with his best player during a timeout on the bench nearly a month ago, one that ended with challenges for fights and an epic clipboard slam.

Spoelstra, who has downplayed it over and over, brought it up in the closing moments of his postgame news conference, which followed one of the best games Butler has played.

“You should have seen our locker room,” Spoelstra said, answering a question that didn’t even have to do with Butler, about the Atlanta Hawks beating Miami to a bunch of loose balls during the first half of Game 2.

“You think whatever that was a month ago, you should have seen us at halftime,” Spoelstra said, smiling as the words came out of his mouth, suggesting that the way the Heat fixed the problem of not getting to enough loose balls was to scream at each other some more.

No one was yelling at Butler on Tuesday. Only about 20,000 or so fans screaming with him. He lit Miami on fire, in a good way, by setting a new career high for points in a playoff game with 45 and by going on a 7-0 spurt near the end of the fourth quarter to clinch a 115-105 win.

Butler could do it all. He could shoot (15-of-25), he could shoot 3s (4-of-7, after shooting just 23 percent from deep this season) and he could make free throws (11-of-12, after a 2-of-7 effort in Game 1).

Butler maintained his role as a primary defender on Trae Young, who was harassed into a career-worst 10 turnovers, and was there for five rebounds and five assists.