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Heat’s Jimmy Butler out for Game 2 against Knicks due to injured ankle

Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game One

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 30: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat reacts after he falls in the third quarter against the New York Knicks during game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2023 in New York City. The Miami Heat defeated the New York Knicks 108-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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.