Jimmy Butler had injured his ankle in Game 1 against the New York Knicks, remained on the floor but then missed Game 2. The good news for the Miami Heat is that Butler will return to the court tonight in Game 3, the two-game ball is set for 9:30 p.m. Italian time.
The series between Miami and New York stands at 1-1, starting today for the next two games will be played in Florida, with the Heat aiming to return to the Big Apple with a matchpoint for access to the Conference Finals. Jimmy Buckets has so far been perhaps the most decisive player in these Playoffs: between the series against the Bucks and the first game against the Knicks, Butler has maintained 35.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists average.
Miami star Jimmy Butler has been cleared to return today vs. Knicks in Game 3.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 6, 2023