The Miami Heat, the eighth seed in the NBA Playoffs, have taken a 2-1 lead over the New York Knicks in their second-round series. After beating the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Heat is showing that they are a real threat to reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
The loss to Jimmy Butler is something they will have to deal with, though. In Game 1, Butler hurt his hip, but he was able to finish the game. He missed Game 2 and came back for Game 3.
A tweet related to this topic:
Heat listing Butler (ankle) and Martin (back) as questionable for Monday, with the expectation both will play, as they did Saturday with the same listing. Herro and Oladipo still out. Haslem (illness) and Highsmith (knee) probable. Zeller (nasal fracture) available.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 7, 2023
Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel says he is listed as “questionable” on the Heat’s medical report for Game 4. Even though Jimmy Butler is on the Heat’s inju*y report, fans shouldn’t worry too much because Butler is expected to play in Game 4.
He is getting care for his inju*y so he will be included in the report. Still, it’s something to watch, especially after Josh Hart did something in Game 3 that made Heat fans yell, “Foul!” Butler is one of the best NBA players in the playoffs, and he’s shown that again this year.
In Game 3, he had the most points (28), the most rebounds (4), the most assists (3), and the most blocked shots (2). He made 9 of 21 field goals and 10 of 11 free throws. During the playoffs, Butler has averaged a playoff career-high 34.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per game while hitting 56.4 percent from the field, 40 percent from the three-point line, and 75.7 percent from the free-throw line.