Is Jimmy Butler Playing Tonight In Game 4 vs Bucks?

The Miami Heat are having a 2-1 lead against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference first-round series. Game 4 is scheduled for tonight in Miami, and the Heat are having a huge opportunity to get one win away from advancing. It won’t be easy at all, as the Heat will be majorly shorthanded. The Heat barely made the Playoffs after losing the first game of the Play-In tournament at home against the Atlanta Hawks but then bounced back with a win over the Chicago Bulls to secure the 8th seed in the East. Going into the series against the Bucks, who had the best regular season record in the entire league, didn’t look like a winning opportunity but things look way different at the moment.

Tyler Herro, who was the Heat’s third-best scorer in the regular season, suffered a broken hand in Game 2 of the series and will be out indefinitely. His role in the Playoffs was even bigger as he dropped 12 points in 19 minutes in the first game, which Miami won 130-117. Game 3 was another one in which the Heat were the better team but they paid a high price for that victory. Victor Oladipo suffered a ruptured tendon and will be out for months. An even bigger problem is the injury of the Heat’s best player Jimmy Butler. Butler bruised his glute during Game 3 on Saturday in which he scored 30 points in Miami’s 121-99 win.

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What’s Butler’s Injury Status Ahead of Game 4 of the Series?

Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tonight’s Game 4 in the series between the Heat and the Bucks. Miami’s head coach Erik Spoelstra said that Butler received treatment Sunday and is expected to give it a go Monday night. Still his status is still questionable, and it is still unclear is Butler playing tonight. Butler is one of the best two-way players in the league and is equality efficient on both ends of the floor. If Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo gets back to action tonight, Butler’s presence would be even more important for the Heat. He averages 30 points per game in the series against the Bucks which is way more than the 22.9 points he was dropping per game in the regular season.

Does the Heat stand a chance without Butler?

The Heat are going against the odds in this series and no one even gave them a chance to win two games, but here they are. However, with Oladipo and Herro already out, the Heat will stand to chance against the Bucks if Butler is still injured.

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