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Miami’s All-Star doubtful for key Eastern conference matchup

Butler maybe out for critical game

The Miami Heat look like they won’t have their All-Star Jimmy Butler for Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

On Monday, the Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra declared Butler is unlikely to play due to a nagging ankle injury.

Stiff ankles have hindered Butlers playtime

Butler, 31, ceased playing midway through the Heat’s Christmas Day game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to some immobility in his right ankle.

The team wants to be cautious with Butler. Miami just finished having one of the quickest offseasons in professional sports.

Butlers heads into his second season with the Heat

The veteran is in his second season with the Heat. In his first season, Butler averaged 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game.

Furthermore, Butler led the Heat to the 2020 NBA Finals. He even enabled the Heat to seize a couple of victories with some memorable feats against the high-flying Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals.

The Heat take on the Bucks on Wednesday as well in a rigid back to back series.

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