After eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks within the first spherical of the NBA playoffs, the Miami Warmth secured a 108-101 win over the New York Knicks to take a 1-0 lead within the sequence.
Nevertheless, Miami might have been dealt a significant blow, as Jimmy Butler picked up ankle damage within the fourth quarter. The Miami star remained within the sport however limped round till it was over.
“No thought,” Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra stated when requested if Butler can be accessible for Recreation 2.
“You simply do not know with ankle sprains. I do not even know if we’ll know extra by [Monday]. We’ll simply need to see. It’s going to be a ready sport. However he didn’t need to come out of the sport, so we left him in there.”
Butler averaged a unprecedented 37.6 factors per video games within the sequence towards the Bucks, who have been thought of favourites to succeed in the Japanese Convention finals. He recorded 56 factors in Recreation 4 earlier than registering 42 factors in Recreation 5.
“That is our man. He is our star. He is our franchise participant,” Butler‘s teammate Kyle Lowry stated.
“We all the time need him to rise up and the ideas are hopefully he is OK but when he isn’t, we obtained to seek out, maintain it down. … However that is what he does. He completed the sport and he is a troublesome dude.”
Butler can be assessed by the membership’s medical employees to find out whether or not the ankle sprain is a Grade 1 (gentle), Grade 2 (average) and Grade 3 (extreme).