Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 5 matchup versus the Atlanta Hawks due to right knee inflammation. Kyle Lowry will also be out as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury.
UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (right knee inflammation) has been ruled out of tonight's game.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 26, 2022
Gabe Vincent (toe) is available. https://t.co/9ihTQh84GM
ANALYSIS: It just got tougher for the Heat to try and close out their first-round series against the Hawks without Butler who has been their best offensive player, averaging 30.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists this post-season. The team is already without Lowry and might also be without both P.J. Tucker and Caleb Martin who are listed as questionable.