Jimmy Butler Injury Update: The heat star misses Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a sore knee.


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Miami heat forward Jimmy Butler was sent off in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics due to a knee injury. team announcement. Butler played in the 19th minute of the first half, but did not come out of the locker room after the first half.

It’s unclear if there were any specific instances that caused flare-ups, but Butler has been dealing with knee problems throughout the playoffs. He previously missed Game 5 of the Heat’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks due to knee pain. In general, this has been a season full of injuries for Butler. He made 57 appearances due to various problems, including ankle, tailbone, toe and shoulder problems.

At this point, it’s too early to know how long Butler will be out. He missed only one game last time his knee burned, but everything is different. Still, that’s not good news for the Heat as Butler is by far the best player and most consistent shotmaker.

He recorded 41 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks, winning Game 1 of the series almost alone. In the playoffs, he averaged 29.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game, and is averaging 54% from the field.

Heat could survive Game 3 because of the initial lead they built, but it will be a real problem for them if Butler misses extra time.

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