Saturday, July 13, 2024

Jimmy Butler Injury Update: Questionable HeatStar for Game 4 vs Celtics With Knee Problem


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Miami Heat has been included in the list Jimmy Butler Like questionable for game 4 on Monday. Butler left Hitz C3’s win in the Eastern Conference Finals over Boston Celtics With a sore knee on Saturday night. Butler played 19 minutes in the first half but did not come out of the dressing room after the break.

It’s not clear if there was any specific condition that caused the flare-up, but Butler was dealing with a knee problem throughout qualifying. He previously missed Game 5 of the Heat’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks due to a knee infection. All in all, this has been an injury-packed season for Butler. He played only 57 matches due to a variety of reasons including ankle, tailbone, toe and shoulder problems.

Butler’s injury wasn’t the only area of ​​concern for the Heat heading into Game Four. Miami has also included Tyler Hero (thigh), BJ Tucker (knee), Max Strauss (hamstring), Gabe Vincent (hamstring), and Kyle Lowry (hamstring). ) Doubtful. Lowry played 29 minutes into Game Three, but before that he was sidelined in his last four playoffs in Miami due to a hamstring injury. Tucker straightened his knee in Game 2, but wasted no time with the injury. While Herro, Strus and Vincent saw normal workloads in Game 3, including them all in the injury report clearly shows how noisy the Heat is now.

Although the Heat appears to be riddled with injuries at the moment, Teller’s potential absence could be the biggest. He almost single-handedly won the first game of the series by placing 41 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals, and three blocks. In the playoffs, he averaged 29.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game, while shooting 54 percent from the field.

The Heat ended up surviving in Game 3 without a butler but missing him any more time could be detrimental to Miami. We’ll have to wait and see if Butler’s knee is ready to go before game four.

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