Heat’s Jimmy Butler out for Game 2 against Knicks due to injured ankle
The Miami Heat will miss the leading scorer in these playoffs so far (35.5 points per game).
Jimmy Butler is officially out for Game 2 in New York due to an injured ankle.
With Miami up 1-0 and having won a game on the road — and Game 3 not until Saturday — giving Butler more time to heal made sense.
The injury occurred with 5:05 left in Game 1 of the series. Butler drove into the lane guarded by Josh Hart, who slipped and inadvertently kicked Butler in the ankle, and Butler went down.
The Knicks got injured Julius Randle — who missed Game 1 with a sprained knee of his own — back for Game 2.