Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is listed as doubtful for tonight’s match against the Bucks
The Miami Heat will host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. This would be a rematch of the 2020 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. The Bucks would look to avenge their shameful 4-1 defeat to the Heat. Beating the Heat might be a bit easier for Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Bucks as Butler may not play tonight.
Heat injury report for Tuesday vs. Bucks:
Jimmy Butler, Doubtful, Right Ankle; Sprain
Gabe Vincent, Probable, Right Knee; Procedure
Torrey Craig, Out, Nasal; Fracture
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) December 28, 2020
The 31-year old star has not had the ideal start to the season. Jimmy sat out the second half of the opening night matchup against the Orlando Magic, due to a sore ankle. In their last matchup against the Pelicans, he sat out the second half again, due to ankle stiffness. Jimmy Butler has been listed as doubtful for tonight’s game.
Eric Spoelstra is taking a cautious approach with Jimmy Butler and his ankle
One of the worst things that can happen to an NBA team is losing their star player to injury. The Heat are no strangers to injury, and hence HC Spoelstra is taking a cautious approach to Butler’s ankle situation.
Taking the proper precautions and providing the correct treatment is the way to go and the Heat know that.
ICYMI: Erik Spoelstra slow playing Heat approach with Jimmy Butler’s ankle. https://t.co/ilHFB5wWOv
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) December 27, 2020
The Miami Heat have brought out Andre Iguodala to start the second half in Butler’s absence. The Miami Heat have split the two games they’ve played this season and would like to make the most of the back-to-back games with Milwaukee these next two days.