Jimmy Butler was ruled out of Game 5 between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday due to a knee injury.
The Heat took a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series on Sunday, with Butler contributing 36 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
However, the six-time NBA All-Star joined Kyle Lowry (hamstring) in missing out as the series returned to FTX Arena.
Butler has impressed against the Hawks, becoming just the third player in franchise history – after LeBron James and Dwyane Wade – to post 45 points, five rebounds and five assists in a playoff game in Game 2.
UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (right knee inflammation) has been ruled out of tonight's game.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 26, 2022
Gabe Vincent (toe) is available. https://t.co/9ihTQh84GM