Butler compiled 29 points (10-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8=9 FT), nine assists, three rebounds and three steals across 34 minutes in Thursday's 103-93 win over the Pelicans. Butler shed his questionable tag from earlier in the day and crushed the Pelicans, who were without Zion Williamson. Butler same close to a double-double and capped off a superlative first half of the season. Heading into the break, Butler is on pace to beat his seasonal averages in both rebounds and assists and is also close to eclipsing his best scoring average over his 10-year career.
Butler (knee) is available for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. Butler missed the past two games due to right knee inflammation, but he'll return to the court Thursday for Miami's final game before the All-Star break. It wouldn't be surprising to see him reclaim his spot in the starting five against New Orleans.
Butler (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game at New Orleans. The 31-year-old has been sidelined the past two games by right knee inflammation, but he traveled with the team and could play Thursday. It's the final game before the All-Star break, so the team is likely to be cautious if there's any remaining concern about the injury. If he's unavailable against the Pelicans, Butler's next chance to take the court will come March 11 versus Orlando.
Butler (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. A sore right knee kept Butler out of Sunday's game against Atlanta, and he'll now miss a second straight contest. With the All-Star break nearing, Butler will have only one more chance to play (Thursday at New Orleans) before the Heat close out their first-half schedule. On Sunday, Miami started Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn in the backcourt with Duncan Robinson and Kelly Olynyk at the forward spots.
Butler (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Atlanta. Swelling in his right knee kept Butler out of Sunday's win over Atlanta, but the hope is that he'll be able to return to action Tuesday for the Heat's second-to-last game before the All-Star break. Over his last 10 outings, Butler holds averages of 22.3 points, 9.1 assists, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 35.3 minutes.
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