Heat’s Max Strus goofily loses mouthpiece while celebrating

Max Strus in 2022 NBA Playoffs - Miami Heat v Boston Celtics
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The Heat beat the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals last night.

It wasn’t always smooth.

After hitting a big 3-pointer, Max Strus ferociously punched the air. With the exact opposite forcefulness, his mouthpiece trickled out of his mouth. Yet, in a perfect encapsulation of Miami’s do-whatever-it takes grit, he picked it off the floor and popped it right back in: