The Miami Heat will be without Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic as they face the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday (4 ET, TNT). Butler will miss the game because of a foot injury while Dragic will be out because of an ankle injury.
#MIAvsMIL INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (foot), Goran Dragic (ankle) and KZ Okpala (personal reasons) have all been ruled out of today's game vs the Bucks.— x - Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 6, 2020
Butler sat out Miami's 116-112 win against the Boston Celtics with a sore right ankle after playing Monday in a loss to Toronto. Dragic limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his left ankle in the final seconds vs. Boston. He scored 20 points vs. Boston, improving Miami to 11-3 when he scores 20 or more points.
Miami has won its previous two meetings with Milwaukee and heads into Thursday's game two games behind Boston for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat fared well in their last game without Butler as Duncan Robinson (21 points, 5-for-11 on 3-pointers) and Bam Adebayo (21 points, 12 rebounds) more than made up for the absence of their Alll-Star swingman.