Miami – the heat star Jimmy Butler Disqualified from Game 5 of the first round series for Miami vs. Atlanta Hawks Due to a sore right knee, the team announced Tuesday afternoon about three hours before a tip-off.
A source on the team told ESPN that Butler woke up on Tuesday with knee pain and considered moving forward daily.
Butler has been dominant in the series so far, averaging 30.5 points on 54.3% shooting (43.8% of 3), 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.8 steals while the Miami Bent leads 3-1 over the Hawks.
Miami also without Kyle Lowrywho is yet to return from a left hamstring injury he suffered in Game 3 and was disqualified from Game 5.
The Heat dealt the Hawks 110-86 in Game 4 with a backup guard Gabe Vincent He scored 11 points and four assists in place of Lowry.
Coach Erik Spoelstra will have a variety of options to choose from to connect Butler, including this year’s sixth man candidate. Tyler Hero And Duncan Robinsonthe shooting wing who scored 27 points from the bench in the first game.