Jimmy Butler (groin) out for Wednesday's game vs. Nets
From NBA Twitter and media reports
An MRI taken Tuesday revealed no structural damage in Jimmy Butler’s groin, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
Butler left in the first quarter of Monday’s contest against the Detroit Pistons with a groin strain. The Sixers’ standout left the game with 2 minutes, 20 seconds remaining after collecting four rebounds and two assists. He missed all three of his field goal attempts in the 116-102 Sixers victory.
Despite the results, Butler is out for Wednesday’s home game against the Nets (7 ET, NBA League Pass), according to Jessica Camerato.
Jimmy Butler (strained groin) and Mike Muscala (upper respiratory infection) out tonight.
— Jessica Camerato (@JessicaCamerato) December 12, 2018
He’s averaging 20.4 points, 3.5 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game this season. Since joining the Sixers via a trade on Nov. 12, Butler has averaged 19.8 ppg — the second-highest mark on the team behind Joel Embiid (24.7 ppg) in that span.