On a drive to the basket late in the third quarter, Jimmy Butler planted his right foot awkwardly and went down in pain. Butler had to be helped to the locker room and missed the remainder of the Miami Heat's loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Butler was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Butler will undergo further evaluation on Tuesday. Spoelstra said Butler turned his ankle, but added, "If you talk to Jimmy right now, he says he's fine."
Miami is already without 11 players due to injuries and the health and safety protocols. Four Heat starters missed the game against the Warriors, along with several key reserves.