The Miami Heat will be out for some revenge on Tuesday night when they battle the Milwaukee Bucks at the Kaseya Center. This will be the second time these two teams meet this season, with Milwaukee emerging with a 122-114 victory in their first meeting back on October 30.
Unfortunately for the Heat, it appears that they could be without superstar forward Jimmy Butler for the upcoming marquee matchup.
Jimmy Butler Questionable Vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Jimmy Butler was unable to play in Miami’s last game due to injury. The six-time All-Star was forced to sit out the Heat’s 112-97 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday after being diagnosed with a sprain in his right ankle. As it turns out, this same injury could keep him out again on Tuesday against the Bucks.
At this point, Butler’s official injury status is that he is questionable to play against Milwaukee. This obviously does not bode well for his chances of suiting up against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co.
The Heat have been notoriously cautious when it comes to player injuries, which only means that it seems likely that Butler will be watching from the sidelines yet again on Tuesday. Butler reportedly missed practice on Monday as well.
Be that as it may, the fact that the Heat face off against one of their biggest rivals in the East could serve as added motivation for Miami to let Butler loose. However, this does not mean that they will let their talisman take the court unless he is close to a hundred percent.
While there is indeed some extra motivation against the Bucks, it just wouldn’t make sense for the Heat to risk Butler’s health at this point in the season.
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