UPDATE: Butler was able to return for the start of the second half of Game 4 vs. the Pacers on Monday.
Jimmy Butler on the court to start the second half.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) August 25, 2020
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.
#INDvsMIA: Jimmy Butler (left shoulder strain) is questionable to return to tonight's game vs the Pacers.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 24, 2020
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.
And now Kendrick Nunn's playoff debut, with Jimmy Butler out.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 24, 2020