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Jimmy Butler chokes late in loss to T-Wolves in return to lineup [UPDATE]

Heat got both their All-Stars back in the lineup, but somehow blew a game at home against Minny. We recap Butler and Bam Adebayo’s fantasy performances.

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Cam Reddish in the second quarter at State Farm Arena.  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE, MIA-MIN Recap: The final results of this game was a shocker. Favored by 12 points, the Heat figured to walk over the Wolves after Adebayo ($9,000) and Butler ($8,200) were both ruled active. Instead, Minnesota ended up winning a closely contested game and Butler got blocked to seal the win with one second left on the clock. Revenge was not meant to be as Butler scored 38.5 DKFP against his former team. Bam had a better night for fantasy purposes, scoring 48.5 DKFP and nearly recorded a triple-double. Here’s a clip of the game-ending sequence.

UPDATE: Feb. 26, 6:53 p.m. — Both Butler and Bam are good to go vs. the T-Wolves.

UPDATE: Feb. 26, 5:48 p.m. — While Butler will return, we don’t know if Bam Adebayo is going to play in this game. He’s questionable with a right ankle sprain and could be held out. We’re going to have to monitor things closer to tip-off since there isn’t much time until the slate locks. If Bam is out, it’s an upgrade for Kelly Olynyk, since the Heat are somewhat thin in the front court.

UPDATE: Butler is available to play vs. the T-Wolves. With Butler back, we should see less of Robinson, Airplane Mode and Crowder. The line on this game has moved in the favor of the Heat and this only helps their case with how poorly Minnesota has been playing.

Miami Heat G Jimmy Butler has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday’s game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard remain out.

Butler has been sidelined the past two games since the break due to personal reasons. He’s questionable to play, but I’d imagine being listed like this makes him closer to probable given the nature of the absence. Butler’s return would likely send either Derrick Jones Jr. or Duncan Robinson to the bench. It would also cut into Goran Dragic and Jae Crowder’s minutes off the bench.