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Miami Heat Injury Report: Will Jimmy Butler Play Tonight Against Boston Celtics? Find out

In the first round of the 2024 NBA playoffs, the Boston Celtics, the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference, will face the eighth-place Miami Heat. Interestingly enough, this is the fourth playoff meeting between the two since 2020.

In a historic back-and-forth, Miami beat Boston in the 2020 and 2023 Eastern finals, while Boston won the Cup over the Heat in the 2022 Eastern finals.

Will Jimmy Butler play against the Celtics tonight?

Unfortunately, the heated playoffs will miss the presence of Jimmy Butler as a sprained right MCL will sideline him for the remainder of the month. Unfortunately, the injury occurred when the Heat suffered a devastating loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in their play-in tournament opener.

The Miami Heat then managed to take the number 8 spot for the second consecutive season with an underdog victory over the Chicago Bulls.

The challenge increases this time as the Heat, with Butler out, must overcome three straight road series to reach the finals.

With the exception of All-Star center Bam Adebayo, sharpshooter Duncan Robinson and rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr., everyone in the rotation played fewer than 65 games.




During the rollercoaster, both Robinson and the rookie proved to be valuable assets to the team: Robinson had a 40% 3-point shooting clip and Jaime Jaquez Jr. emerged as a revelation.

Dedicated head coach, Erik Spoelstra, managed to fill the gaps with underdogs, a zone defense strategy and second-year center, Nikola Jović.

Miami Heat player stats vs. the Celtics

Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro has averaged a career high of 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 16 games against the Celtics

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler has averaged a career high of 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33 games against the Celtics

Injury report

Heat

Out

  • Josh Richardson (right shoulder surgery)
  • Jimmy Butler (knee)

Probably

  • Duncan Robinson (left facet syndrome)
  • Terry Rozier (neck spasm)

Boston Celtics

There have been no injury reports so far

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