Erik Spoelstra Jimmy Butler Miami Heat
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The Miami Heat swept the Indiana Pacers in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, after their win in Game 4 of the series.

Jimmy Butler played only 23 minutes on Monday after dealing with a left shoulder strain. After the game, head coach Erik Spoelstra gave an update on his superstar injury, claiming that it seems to be a soft tissue issue.

The Heat will now await the winner of the series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic having a few days of rest before playing again.

That’s certainly good news for them considering the uncertainty of Butler’s injury issue. The veteran superstar averaged 24.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.0 steals in the first three games in the postseason.