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Heat’s Jimmy Butler to miss Game 5 vs. Hawks on Tuesday

The Miami Heat have suffered a serious setback in their push to close out the series vs. Atlanta.

Jimmy Butler
Via Sportsnaut.com

The Miami Heat have announced that Jimmy Butler will miss the fifth game of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night due to inflammation in his right knee.

Butler has led the Heat in scoring through the playoffs, averaging 30.5 points a night. Only Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has been scoring more, with an average of 31.3 points per game.

The Heat lead the series 3-1 and will hope to close it out at home in Butler’s absence.

Kyle Lowry remains out following a hamstring injury sustained in Game 3.

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