Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler Out Friday Against Washington Wizards

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler was listed as out for tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards. Rookie Nikola Jovic replaces Butler in the starting lineup. 

It marks the fifth straight game Butler will miss because of an ankle injury. 

Here’s the game preview: 

Game time: 8 p.m., ET

Where: Miami

TV: Bally Sports Sun

Betting line: Heat -4

VITALS: The Heat and Wizards meet for the third of four matchups this regular season. So far this season, they have split the previous two matchups, most recently a, 113-105, win on Wednesday as tonight marks as the second consecutive games between the squads. Last season, Miami won the series, 3-1, winning the season series for the fourth consecutive season after splitting it, 2-2, in 2017-18. The Heat are 93-45 all-time versus Washington during the regular season, including 52-17 in home games and 41-28 in road games. … For the Heat, Jimmy Butler (ankle), Victor Oladipo (knee) and Omer Yurtseven (ankle) are out and Duncan Robinson (shoulder) and Max Strus (shoulder) are doubtful. For the Wizards, Rui Hachimura: Questionable (Ankle), Monte Morris: Questionable (Ankle), Bradley Beal: Questionable (Quadricep), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring)

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