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Jimmy Butler starts second half in Game 4 after injuring shoulder [UPDATE]

Heat SG strained his shoulder in the first quarter and was forced to leave.

Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler drives into Indiana Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House.  Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Butler was able to return for the start of the second half of Game 4 vs. the Pacers on Monday.

Miami Heat SG Jimmy Butler has a strained shoulder and is questionable to return to Game 4 vs. the Indiana Pacers on Monday. Butler was injured in the first quarter and had to be removed from the game. He played 6 minutes, scoring no points with 2 assists.

If Butler is unable to return, you’d think this would give the Pacers a big boost to try and extend the series. For Miami, they’ve got the depth to be OK without Butler. Andre Iguodala, Derrick Jones Jr. and Tyler Herro should all pick up the slack off the bench. Iggy is already going to work with 10 minutes early in the second quarter.

We have a Kendrick Nunn sighting for the first time in the playoffs. This is his playoff debut.