Butler → Randall, PO 2nd game uncertain
The aces of the Miami Heat (hereinafter referred to as Miami) and the New York Knicks (hereinafter referred to as New York) may miss the next game.
On the morning of the 2nd (Korean time), Butler posted a video and photo of himself walking on his personal SNS Instagram story.
In the video, Butler was moving carefully in what appeared to be a hotel lounge, but he didn’t seem to have much trouble moving. Earlier, Butler injured his right ankle in Game 1 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against New York.
Butler’s injury status has not yet been updated. In response, coach Eric Spoelstra refused to give a detailed explanation, saying in an interview with reporters after the team’s training that day, “Butler is being treated 24 hours a day,” and “he will not have the latest upset until the game 스포츠토토.”
Butler was a hero in the first round of the playoffs, averaging 37.6 points per game and taking down the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks in a five-game come-from-behind victory. Plus, with key scorer Tyler Hiro and sixth man Victor Oladipo already out for the season, Butler’s health is critical for Miami.
Meanwhile, New York’s Julius Randle and Jaylen Brunson are also uncertain.
Randle sprained his left ankle in the first round of the playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers and missed Game 1 against Miami.
In addition, New York announced that Jaylen Bruns, a point guard and good defender, is also in an uncertain condition due to right ankle pain.
Randle’s absence was notable as he blew a 12-point lead at home on the 1st. New York is expected to do its best in the second game to prepare for the third and fourth games on the away road.